Bonus Features: Three Shanties

Time for another set of bonus features! Click here for the main post on Three Shanties by Malcolm Arnold.

For “Drunken Sailor“, you can’t go wrong with the Irish Rovers.

Boney Was a Warrior

Here’s a traditional-sounding version of good old Boney.  I love their outfits!

And this one rocks!

Johnny Come Down to Hilo
This is a good place to note that there are some variations in the lyrics, as is common with folk music.  One version in particular was no big deal in its day, but certainly would not be acceptable today (“N” word).  Don’t worry, I haven’t linked that one here 🙂

I love the lead singer’s voice!

Maybe not the prettiest version, but they sure are having fun!  And isn’t that the point of music?

Lori Archer Sutherland

Lori Archer Sutherland earned a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She composes, performs, and teaches clarinet. She plays bass clarinet with the Crystal Lake Community Band and the Woodstock City Band, clarinet with Winds Off the Lake Woodwind Quintet, and is the founder and organizer of the Knock on Wood Clarinet Choir, where she plays an even bigger clarinet. Check out her site and podcast at tonaldiversions.com

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