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Sjömännens skrönsång: En studie om hur sjömansvisetraditionen porträtteras i kommersiella sjömansvisböcker under 1900-talet.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Musicology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sailor's sea songs and shanties are still popular, even though the ships where they were sung are long gone. Instead these songs have been relocated into a corpus of folk-songs. This study aims to show how song-books focused on sea songs and shanties portray the traditional aspects of these song, with emphasis on musical and textual aspects. Those aspects are largely undescribed vis-á-vis the history and function behind the songs. To demonstrate this a number of 20th century song-books have been studied and put in relation to literature regarding sea songs and shanties. This study shows that sailor's songs in song-books portrays a different image than their traditional counterpart. That is due to what the authors of the song-books include and what they leave out. This is both about the choice of the song as well as what is described about them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Shanties, adaptation
Keyword [sv]
Sjömansvisa, sjömansvisor, adaption
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-277350OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-277350DiVA: diva2:904718
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Freestanding course
Available from: 2016-03-03 Created: 2016-02-19 Last updated: 2016-03-03Bibliographically approved

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