If you live in the South West - (i.e between
Portsmouth - London - Bristol - Plymouth etc.) and would like
to hear a talk on these songs then please contact me, though
I stress I do have limited availability due to pressure of work
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A poster is available to advertise the event. - No charge
is necesarily made, except where travelling distant is high but a donation
or collection for charity is requested.
To assist in providing atmosphere, I appear in 19th
century sailors costume.
There is a choice of different talks each illustrated
with relevant songs,
- Come Aboard the Barky - a
two hour illustration of the history of music in the Royal
We briefly coverthe use of song from
the16th century to work ship, cerimonial and entertainment - taken
from the viewpoint of the lowerdeck sailor.
- Working Songs of the Royal Navy -
a one hour illustration.
- Sods Opera
- One hour of WW2 Navy Songs
All contributions - comments - criticisms
on this site are welcomed, and all letters will be replied to.
I am particularly interested in
memories relating to the use of these song in helping you work?
Alternatively if you have songs to share and can record them on tape
I would be ecstatic with joy - As this will enable me to recover lost
tunes etc. All tapes and documents returned etc.
I am also interested in any original manuscript books or song sheets,
in which that you have recorded similar songs. (Please don't send such
itemsthrough the post, before speaking to me first.)
All corespondence to
be addressed to -
Mr B.E. Scott,
16 Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1TE
This Address is a retail
shop. Personal callers are always welcome, just drop in. (Except Tuesdays).
I would be very pleased to personnally meet anyone who calls - Though
I do regret, that often I am very busy.
If you are searching for the missing lyrics or tune of a particular
Naval Ditty song - Then try me, providing as much information
as possible - If I can't immediately help then I will post the request
on the fragments page to see if any one else can assist. - We have a
very good sucess rate.