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Try a Sea Shanty!
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ELCBK
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Time to try a Sea Shanty?

Most Sea Shanties are simple, fun melodies with a harmonized chorus. 

What happens when you kick one up a notch on the violin, or viola... or cello? 

I think you get your socks knocked off! 

All String Version of "The Wellerman".   

 

"The Wellerman", amazing Solo Violin with Sheet music, by Roberts Balanas. 

 

Lyrics!   

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyric.....erman.html

 

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Emily

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Oh wow, this I want to learn!

 

Ps. I did it again, hit 4 stars when I tried to get 5, and I can’t change it...😭

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@Ilona -

I've done that before - felt pretty bad I couldn't change it. 

There are simple sheet music versions of this shanty available at "The Session".  

https://thesession.org/tunes/20383

If you have any trouble with this link, just use their search bar. 

https://thesession.org 

 

@GregW -

Have you seen these versions of The Wellerman?

You Are My Valentine Smiley - Emily

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The music looks like something paganini would have done, I like the solo but to be honest I think its over complicating it, all the strings together were excellent, very enjoyable, I like shantys when they are just sung with four or five in a choir. But then again I like singing so I am biased.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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@stringy -

My two examples of The Wellerman were just to show what can be done with a little creativity. 

I was hoping you and other members would share your favorites here. 

Got a favorite? 

 

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Have to give that a bit of thought..,.

Bit more, bit more, snap #*÷?×[email protected]?#[email protected]

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Tried shanties in the 1970s. I gather this one is now no 1 in the charts.

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@Gordon Shumway -

Sooo... which ones did you like? 

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- Emily

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You think I have recall?

I couldn't tell you what I had for breakfast yesterday.

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@Gordon Shumway -

Give Roberts Balanas's version of "The Wellerman" a whirl!  

 

Just Being Contented Smiley

I think if I could beg for just 1 Fiddlerman tutorial, it would be for this version of this shanty (since Roberts Balanas was kind enough to supply the sheet music). 

If I could even come a tiny bit close to playing this, I'd leave this world with a smile on my face... 

Smiley Broke Apart Smiley

 

Guess I need to start a Dream List... okay, back to reality! 

- Emily

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Think I need to learn to play this one - another one of those moody minors I love. 

A Sea Shanty for violin, play-along tutorial from Fiddling With My Whistle,

"Farewell, Lovely Nancy". 

 

 

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- Emily

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I'm looking forward to SPRING!

How about brightening your day with this one? 

"The Fairies' Hornpipe"

(and Sean Healy's Hornpipe, too),

performed by Rick & Hillary Wagner! 

Free sheet music available at https://thesession.org 

 

 

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Time to grab your fiddle & kick up your heels! 

- Emily

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im thinking...time fer ye to start a sea shanty party!  arrrg ( pirate voice ) yes? eh?  or maybe a sea oriented one.

like the links.  havent heard them before now.  

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Aye, Matey! 

I was hoping someone else would be interested and like to get a Party Badge! 

 

...was actually wondering how to 

HINT ABOUT A WALTZ PARTY,

but I haven't figured that out, yet.  

Laughing So Hard Smiley

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lol...subtle.

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Ok, ok we get the hintblurry_drunk-2127

Just started working on blue river waltz,

I'll try to get it started by the end of the week.

If i didn't break the camera last time I recorded.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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@Mark -

That would make me sooo happy! 🤗

I can't tell you how much I've regretted not doing that Party theme instead of Tuttle's - except I did learn great ways to finish off my version, so it was definitely worth doing. 

You can count on me to help with your Party! 

 

Just Being Contented Smiley

- Emily

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Anyone see the movie "Fisherman's Friends"? 

A true story, released 2019 in the UK - I watched it on Netflix.

"Ten fisherman from Cornwall are signed by Universal Records and achieve a top ten hit with their debut album of Sea Shanties." (imdb) 

Pranks, integrity and a heartfelt glimpse of the life! 

Enjoyable movie! 

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...NO, it's not animated. 😏

- Emily

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This Sea Shanty was in the "Fisherman's Friends" movie! 

"Drunken Sailor" performed by Katy Adelson. 

 

Here's her tutorial to learn this simple tune! 

 

 

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1st time I heard this was by the Irish Rovers, many years ago - the only famous Irish group I've seen in person!🥰

But, I've been to Ceilis at some of our annual Highland Games.🤗

- Emily

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