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A-Roving by Roger McGuinn (shanty in MP3)

'A-Roving' is a capstan song about a sailor's tryst with a woman in Amsterdam who was "mistress of her trade'. The refrain "I’ll go no more a-roving with thee, fair maid" suggests that the adventurous chap contracted some disease as a result of the one-night stand. Click here for the lyrics and some notes about the song. This recording is part of the Folk Den project of American musician Roger McGuinn, who made it available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States Licence . (3.6 MiB, MP3, 2:17 minutes)

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  • Create Date Friday 2nd July 2021
  • Last Updated Friday 2nd July 2021

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