Australian Sea Shanties

Finnissy, Michael

Publisher

United Music Publishers

Instrumentation

Solo

Scoring

voice

Availability

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About the work

The memorable words of the first shanty are: South Australia’s my native shore. Heave a-way . We’re homeward bound again, Heave a-way etc. etc.

Technical notes

The shanties consist of single vocal lines with repeatedly changing time signatures, most unlike conventional sea shanties.