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Chesapeake Sailor's Companion


Download links and information about Chesapeake Sailor's Companion by John Townley And The Press Gang. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 37:26 minutes.

Artist: John Townley And The Press Gang
Release date: 2000
Genre: World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 16
Duration: 37:26
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No. Title Length
1. We Be Three Poor Mariners 2:23
2. Tobacco Is Like Love 2:14
3. To Portsmith 1:16
4. While Up the Shrouds 2:28
5. Saturday Night At Sea 3:57
6. Tom Bowling 2:32
7. The Jamestown Homeward Bound 3:13
8. Norfolk Girls 2:49
9. Running Down to Cuba 1:31
10. The Old Virginia Lowlands 2:08
11. Bound for Baltimore 1:45
12. The Titanic 2:48
13. Rosieanna 1:29
14. See You When the Sun Go Down 1:50
15. Sailing Down the Chesapeake 2:38
16. Mail Day 2:25



A robust, fun album of sailing songs drawn from a number of quarters (the set even includes a song about the Titanic), performed by John Townley and a motley musical crew working under the name of the Press Gang. The twin hooks for the record are the Chesapeake Bay and the Mariner's Museum, and Townley's ambition here seems to be to help revive the tradition of maritime music from all periods — there is even a ragtime tune, "Sailing Down the Chesapeake Day," certainly not the usual thing one finds on an album of sailing songs. Beautiful work. ~ Steven E. McDonald, Rovi