Sing a Sea Song with Mark Alan Lovewell
Sea Chanties were song by sailors in the day when ships were powered by the wind and the might of hardworking men. This song Leave Her Johnny Leave Her isn’t about a man leaving a woman. This is a song sung by men who have been too long on one ship. They ache to go ashore. They look forward to being firmly footed on the ground. This ancient song is sung by Mark Alan Lovewell, a storyteller and sea chantey singer from Martha’s Vineyard, an Island off the coast of Massachusetts. He plays the English concertina, also called squeeze box. You’ll feel a little bit salty after hearing this tune. Join in with the chorus, it is so easy.