Sea Songs of Martha’s Vineyard Album

Mark Alan Lovewell sings, plays guitar, banjo, concertina, and harmonica. He is a descendant of an old Island whaling family. For nearly two decades he has written about the waterfront and the fishing industry on Martha’s Vineyard for the weekly newspaper Vineyard Gazette; for more than 30 years he has sung sea chanteys and for nearly a lifetime he has sailed these waters.

Sea Songs of Martha’s Vineyard is his first recorded collection of sea chanteys and sailor’s songs. Songs were recorded in the spring and summer of 2002 By Jim Parr at Parr Audio in Oak Bluffs. The CD’s popularity was more than expected. In October of 2004, the CD was re-mastered and manufactured. This is a perfect gift for the sailor, the avid boater, or the rocking chair mariner.

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Track List:

1. Squid Jiggin’ Ground (variation of an old Newfoundland song written by Art Scammell)
2. Cape Cod Girls
3. Greenland Fisheries
4. Desolation
5. The Mermaid
6. Like New Bedford Whalers
7. Sweet Roseanna (accompanying Emma Rose Lovewell, Mr. Lovewell’s daughter)
8. The Ghostly Crew
9. Pleasant and Delightful
10. All For Me Grog
11. Fiddler’s Green (by John Connelly, © 1970 for the World, March Music Ltd.)
12. Farewell to You
13. Rolling Home

Special Thanks

This CD is musical tribute to the Martha’s Vineyard fishermen who worked these waters in the past, those who fish today, and hopefully the generations to follow.

Album Feedback

We continue to receive positive feedback from many of you!

Hey Mark,

I received your CD yesterday. Love it. Drives my wife crazy. HAH. I was born and raised in Seattle. She is from P-Town on the Cape. Originally from Newfoundland. She knew most of the words from Cape Cod Girls. Anyway, Have a great day and 2007!!!

Harold, January 6, 2007


Available now at Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven; Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society, Edgartown; and New Bedford Whaling Museum Store, New Bedford.
Send a check for $26.25, which includes $5 shipping and Massachusetts sales tax (for Massachusetts residents $1.25) to:
Mark Alan Lovewell, P.O. Box 2034, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.
To order by mail, send a check. The CD costs $20, plus $1.25 for 6.25% Massachusetts Sales Tax, plus $5.00 for shipping.
Total: $26.25 for Massachusetts residents, $25.00 for orders from out of state.