A Sailor’s Alphabet

I’ve always been astonished at the vast range of names for all things nautical, whether parts of the ship, orders to be carried out or everyday items. Everything seems to be called something different from what you find ashore, and it all has to be learned. The song is from Stan Hugill’s great collection, Shanties Of The Seven Seas.

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