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Music of the sea – A look back to sailors’ working songs

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Music has always been a big part of a seafarer’s life, from Hans von Bulow’s “In the beginning was rhythm” to simple shanties like “Shenandoah."

In this article, from our Compass Chronicles in 1964, we looked at various songs, their origins and how they came to be the ‘music of the sea’.

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