Civil War Naval Songs

Dan Milner, David Coffin, Jeff Davis SFW40189

These thirteen authentic maritime songs from the era of the American Civil War (1861-65) intone the story of war on the water. They were sounds of the cramped quarters of Union and Confederate fighting ships as well as merchant craft that sailed in constant peril, of bustling taverns and variety theaters where sailors and citizens alike recharged their patriotic spirit, and of the parlors of homes where loved ones waited in fear and longing. Drawn from Northern, Southern, and British sources, they are performed by an all-star crew of singers and musicians. 52 Minutes, 36-Page booklet, extensive notes and historic images.

Please enjoy a free download of “Monitor & Merrimac” performed by Dan Milner.

Monitor & MerrimacFLAC MP3

Year Released 2011
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; American History; Historical Song
Country(s) United States
Instrument(s) Anglo concertina; Banjo; Chorus; Clarinet; Concertina; Drum; Dulcimer; English concertina; Fiddle; Piano; Piccolo; Trombone; Vocals

Download Liner Notes

101 The Fight of the Hatteras and Alabama Jeff Davis 3:06
102 The Jamestown Homeward Bound David Coffin, Gabriel Donohue 3:44
103 Farragut’s Ball Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue 4:12
104 The Florida’s Cruise Jeff Davis 5:37
105 The Old Virginia Lowlands, Low David Coffin 4:37
106 The Blockade Runner Dan Milner, Bob Conroy, Arthur Garnett, Harry Lowrey 3:41
107 The Bold Privateer Jeff Davis 3:43
108 A Yankee Man-of-War Dan Milner, Deirdre Murtha, Bonnie Milner 3:25
109 The Sailor’s Grave David Coffin 3:20
110 The Brooklyn, Sloop-of-War Dan Milner, Jeff Davis 4:34
111 The Alabama Jeff Davis, Mark Manuel, Deirdre Murtha, Dan Milner 4:33
112 The Fate of the Pirate Alabama David Coffin 2:42
113 The Monitor & Merrimac Dan Milner, Gabriel Donohue, Kate Bowerman, Melissa Gardiner, Bonnie Milner, Deirdre Murtha, Don Stiffe 4:54
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