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The Valiant Sailor

The Valiant Sailor

Roy Palmer (editor)
The Valiant Sailor
Sea songs and ballads and prose passages illustrating life on the lower deck in Nelson's Navy
Cambridge University Press, 1973; re-issued 2011
ISBN 978-0-521-10780-5

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The Songs

1a. Parting: The Volunteer

  1. Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy (Roud 165)
  2. Tarry Trousers (Roud 427)
  3. The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a)
  4. The Bold ‘Richard’ (Roud 1351)
  5. Jack Tar (Roud 919; Laws K39)

1b. Parting: The Pressed Man

  1. Oh the Weary Cutters (Roud 8772)
  2. The Press-Gang
  3. Here's the Tender Coming (Roud 3174)
  4. The Lowlands of Holland (Roud 484; G/D 6:1116; Henry H180)
  5. The Sailor Laddie (Roud 506; G/D 7:1414)

2. Life on Board

  1. Patrick O'Neal (Roud 13368; Henry H552)
  2. The Topman and the Afterguard (Roud 350; G/D 3:685)
  3. The Floating Parliament
  4. The Seventeen Bright Stars
  5. All Hail, Brother Seamen (Roud 1638)

2b. Tunes

  1. Nancy Dawson
  2. Drops of Brandy
  3. The Rogues' March

3. Storm and Shipwreck

  1. The Nightingale (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a)
  2. The Old Ramillies (Roud 523; Laws K1; G/D 1:28)
  3. The Ship in Distress (Roud 807)

4. Battle

  1. The Little ‘Fighting Chance’ (Roud 980; Laws J19)
  2. Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen (Roud V32698)
  3. The Valiant Sailor (Roud 811)
  4. The Battle of Boulogne (Roud 3175)
  5. Nelson's Death and Victory (Roud 18837)
  6. The Sailor Boy (Roud 273; Laws K12)

5. Homecoming

  1. Liberty for the Sailors (Roud 3179)
  2. Rodney So Bold (Roud 8167)
  3. The Sailor's Return (Roud 264; Laws N42)
  4. On Board a Ninety-Eight (Roud 1461)
  5. Poor Jolly Sailor Lads (Roud 1664)

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The Valiant Sailor

The Valiant Sailor (Topic 12TS232)

The Valiant Sailor
Songs & Ballads of Nelson's Navy
Frankie Armstrong, Roy Harris, A.L. Lloyd, Martyn Wyndham-Read

Topic 12TS232 (LP, UK, 1973)

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This album was released to accompany the book The Valiant Sailor by Roy Palmer (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 1973, 64pp.

Produced by A.L. Lloyd;
Notes by Roy Palmer;
Sleeve design by Ken Lees;
Woodcut: School of Thomas Bewick

Musicians

Frankie Armstrong, vocals [3, 6, 8, 12, 14];
Roy Harris, vocals [4, 7, 11 w/ chorus, 13];
A.L. Lloyd, vocals [2, 5 w/ chorus, 10];
Martyn Wyndham-Read, vocals [1, 9 w/ chorus, 15];
Alistair Anderson, concertina;
Bobby Campbell, fiddle

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. [MW-R] Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy (Roud 165)
  2. [ALL] The Banks of the Nile (Roud 950; Laws N9; G/D 1:99; Henry H238a)
  3. [FA] Here's the Tender Coming (Roud 3174)
  4. [RH] The Press-Gang
  5. [ALL] The Seventeen Bright Stars
  6. [FA] The Nightingale (Roud 1093; Laws M37; G/D 1:18; Henry H75a)
  7. [RH] The Old Ramillies (Roud 523; Laws K1; G/D 1:28)
  8. [FA] The Sailor Laddie (Roud 506; G/D 7:1414)
  1. [MW-R] Nelson's Victory at Copenhagen (Roud V32698)
  2. [ALL] Nelson's Death (Roud 1552)
  3. [RH] The Valiant Sailor (Roud 811)
  4. [FA] Liberty for the Sailors (Roud 3179)
  5. [RH] On Board a Ninety-Eight (Roud 1461)
  6. [FA] The Sailor Boy (Roud 273; Laws K12)
  7. [MW-R] Poor Jolly Sailor Lads (Roud 1664)

Frankie Armstrong's five tracks were included in 2000 on the Fellside CD reissue of her LP Lovely on the Water.