Historic Bibliographies and Reference Aids
A Selected Bibliography on American Maritime Folksong
Compiled by: Joseph C. Hickerson
Publication Date: January 21, 1977
Abrahams, Roger D.
Deep the Water, Shallow the Shore: Three
Essays on Shantying in the West Indies. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1974.
(Publications of the American Folklore Society, Memoir Series,
Colcord, Joanna C.
Roll and Go: Songs of American Sailormen. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill,
1924. Revised as Songs of American Sailormen, New York: W.
W. Norton, 1938. Reprint edition, New York: Oak Publication,
Doerflinger, William M.
Shanteymen and Shanteyboys: Songs of the
Sailor and Lumberman.
New York: Macmillan, 1951. Reprinted as Songs
of the Sailor and Lumberman, 1972.
Harlow, Frederick Pease.
Chanteying aboard American Ships. Barre, Mass.: Barre, Gazette,
Shanties and Sailors' Songs. London: Jenkins; New York: Frederick
A. Praeger, 1969.
Shanties from the Seven Seas: Shipboard
Work-Songs from the Great Days of Sail. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul; New York:
E. P. Dutton, 1961
Songs the Whalermen Sang. Barre, Mass.: Barre Publishers,
1964. 2nd edition, New York: Dover Publications, 1970.
Laws, G. Malcom, Jr.
American Balladry from British Broadsides:
A Guide for Students and Collectors of Traditional Song. Philadelphia: American
Folklore Society, Bibliograpical and Special Series, vol. 8,
1957. Pp. 140-163.
Native American Balladry: A Descriptive
Study and a Bibliogrphic Syullabus. Philadelphia: American Folklore Society, Bibliographical
and Special Series, vol. 1, 1950. Rev. ed., 1964. Pp. 161-174,
Neeser, Robert W.
American Naval Songs and Ballads. New York: Yale University Press;
London: Oxford University Press, 1938.
Iron Men and Wooden Ships: Deep Sea Chanties. Garden
City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Page, 1924. Also published as Deep
Sea Chanties: Old Sea Songs, London: W. Heinemann, 1925.
Reprinted as American
Sea Songs and Chanteys from the Days of Iron Men and Wooden
Ships, New York: W. W. Norton, 1948. Reprint edition,
Freeport, New York.: Books for Libraries Press, 1969.