The contents of this website are owned by Charles Ipcar.
Most of these songs are ones I've adapted for singing from sailor-poets from around the turn of the 19th century. Others are either original or adapted from old poems by other singers. There are songs of ships outward bound, ocean perils, the sea cooks, a tattooed lady, bumboatmen, wreckers, pirates, female sailors, shipmates, nautical nostalgia, sea dreams, and the long sea road home. Most of these songs have a good chorus or refrain and would certainly benefit from other singers accompanying them. My wife Judy Barrows has kindly provided some back-up harmonies, and I've provided some cloned harmony. The songs are accompanied with 5-string banjo or Anglo concertina, and/or Judy's guitar. I would hope that many of these songs would be of interest to other nautical singers.
To old sailor-poets Bill Adams, Burt Franklin Jenness,
Harry Kemp, and John Masefield
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
Back to the Charlie Ipcar home page.
All images and text on this site are the work of Charles Ipcar
unless otherwise noted.
Copyright © 2003-2008 Charles Ipcar
All rights reserved.
Website design by Judy Barrows and Charlie Ipcar.
JudyB Web Design