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While it's not a shanty, this song by Anais Mitchell and Martin Green is just a perfect song to sing. It's based on the true story of the songwriter's great-grandfather's flight from Austria in the 1930s to a Jewish ghetto in Shanghai. I first heard it sung by the amazing Toronto singer Yasmine Shelton and it's been in my repertoire ever since. - Stefan


from Across the Western Ocean, released July 29, 2020
by Martin Green


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Pressgang Mutiny Toronto, Ontario

Hailing from the port of Toronto, ON, Pressgang Mutiny have been roaring out songs of the sea since 2013. Local favourites in their hometown and on the Canadian and American East Coasts, they are keeping alive a vital tradition of work songs that represents the world's first truly multicultural music. ... more

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