Note: Call-and-response between the lead singer and chorus. Chorus sings in unison and parallel harmony. During the performance some of the men can be heard shouting commands used by sailors when at work.
About the session: The performances on this session are part of a wake. They include chanteys, cantiques, and quadrilles. In his field log, Alan Lomax names a number of individuals who participated in this session, and unless otherwise specified they are all listed as "possible" performers: Alan Lomax`s field log lists the age and profession of the performers as follows: Charlie [Charles] Bristol – 57, seaman, Newton Joseph – 51, laborer, Sidney Joseph – 37, sailor, Sonnel Allert – 32, seaman, Gorine Joseph – 51, laborer, Willie Alexander – 80, sailor, Canute Harris – 34, shipwright, Lenus George – 16, student, Matteson Joseph – 42, shipwright, Avoide Sylvester – 32, laborer, Conrad Joseph – 43, fisherman, Clyde Anjou – 50, laborer, Kingston Joseph – 39, sailor.
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