Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Look Inside the Sing Shanties Songbook

We thought you might like to take a look inside our 6"x9" spiral-bound Sing Shanties songbook to check out the style and format of the book and lyrics. You are viewing pages 18 A Note about Song Formats and 19 the maritime song According to the Acts. 

Our Sing Shanties & Songs About the Sea songbook is 141 pages, which includes tributes to Port Townsend shantyman Stephen Gottleib Lewis (1941-2011), an alphabetical list of lyrics, a familiar verse index and glossary. Contributing writers include: Jake Beattie, Mike James Phimster, Wayne Palsson, Vern Olsen and Capt. Norm Stevens. Among the traditional shanties and maritime songs there are a few contemporary songs included by permission from Tom Lewis, Matthew Moeller, Vern Olsen, David Lovine and Gordon Bok. 

Our Sing Shanties songbook is Wire-O bound. The cover is Cougar Natural 80# paper and the text and lyrics are printed on Cougar Natural 60# paper.

Songbooks are available at the Northwest Maritime Center Chandlery at a 15% discount through October 4. You can order online by emailing us at singshanties (at) gmail (dot) com. Retails for $11.95, plus shipping and handling. We will also honor 15% discount via email order.