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Sea Songs and Shanties for Tall Ships

Sea Songs and Shanties for Tall Ships

 

 

In the run-up to the Rendez-Vouz Tall Ships Regatta 2017, the Royal Borough of Greenwich is supporting schools and groups in the borough to participate in a range of linked activities. The Tall Ships come regularly to the Royal Borough of Greenwich with many tall ships sailing the Thames. Tall Ships Festivals celebrate sailing ships and mark the start or finish of a huge race to international destinations across the oceans. Tall Ships are large, traditionally rigged sailing ships. There are many styles of tall ship with different numbers of masts and shapes of sail. For hundreds of years tall ships carried people and goods across the seas and around the world, serving as the quickest form of transportation.


The oceans and stories of journeys and battles or adventure on the water have inspired many songs. This booklet focuses on songs and shanties that can be learnt and sung by adults, families and children alike. Many of the songs feature as a part of the musical celebrations at the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Festival which will take place in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in April 2017

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