Songs of the Sea and Lays of the Land

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This is a volume of poetry by Charles Godfrey Leland. The first half of this volume is taken up by the Songs of the Sea, with rather romantic songs about seafaring, mermaids, and adventures, and the second half of the volume contains the Lays of the Land, with poems focused on the things a seaman may encounter when he enters a port. - Summary by Carolin (4 hr 16 min)


Preface 8:30 Read by Stephen Christie
The Old Tavern 3:25 Read by Larry Wilson
El Capitan General 4:01 Read by Stephen Christie
Uncle Sam 2:54 Read by Jude
Mother Carey 2:45 Read by Jude
The Bird Crew 1:58 Read by AlexandraWilhelmina
Davy Jones 1:39 Read by Tony Scheinman
The Devil’s Pot 2:26 Read by zgorelick
One, Two, Three 3:11 Read by AlexandraWilhelmina
La Bella Strega 2:39 Read by Sonia
The Beautiful Witch 2:41 Read by Sonia
The Witch’s Box 4:23 Read by Stephen Christie
The Mermaid 2:48 Read by Tony Scheinman
The Merman 5:17 Read by Hilary Busby
The Wizard Finn 3:57 Read by Stephen Christie
Charley Buff 2:13 Read by zgorelick
Bold Robin Rover 3:09 Read by Jude
Time for Us to Go 3:55 Read by MonkofHunk
Rolling Over 4:01 Read by MonkofHunk
The Musquito 2:07 Read by MonkofHunk
Stand from Under! 5:20 Read by Emma Charlotte
Near Havanna 2:46 Read by Emma Charlotte
The Three Dead Men 2:23 Read by Tony Scheinman
The Lady-Sailor 1:19 Read by AlexandraWilhelmina
The Spanish Sailor’s Song 1:33 Read by Larry Wilson
The Lover to the Sailor 1:23 Read by AlexandraWilhelmina
Green Corn and Potatoes 2:03 Read by Jude
The Sailor’s Farewell 3:01 Read by Larry Wilson
Mackerel Signs 1:29 Read by AlexandraWilhelmina
True Blue 2:33 Read by AlexandraWilhelmina
The Story of Samuel Jackson 6:47 Read by Diana Schmidt
The Dandy Ship 1:40 Read by Larry Wilson
Jack of all Trades 2:23 Read by Robert Robinson
The Girl Wind 2:14 Read by Tony Scheinman
The Rise and Fall of Gloryville 10:41 Read by Greg Giordano
In the Wrong Box 4:46 Read by erinbrooke
Zion Jersey Boggs 7:46 Read by Mark Nelson
The Ballad of the Green Old Man 6:58 Read by Robert Robinson
Carrying Coals 1:56 Read by Jude
Carey, of Carson 5:23 Read by Greg Giordano
Josephi in Benicia 5:33 Read by Greg Giordano
The Story of a Lie 2:49 Read by Greg Giordano
The Legend of Saint Anthony 4:10 Read by Mark Nelson
A Russian Lyric 4:25 Read by Son of the Exiles
Melodramnation 4:52 Read by Greg Giordano
A Tale of Idaho 3:21 Read by Eris Bueller
A Californian Romance 5:05 Read by Larry Wilson
The Story of Mr. Scroper, Architect 3:58 Read by Greg Giordano
That Interestin’ Boy 1:18 Read by boilingforest
Miss Miles, the Telegraph Girl 6:30 Read by Greg Giordano
An American Cock-Tale 7:32 Read by Larry Wilson
Judge Wyman 5:28 Read by Robert Robinson
In Nevada 8:10 Read by Greg Giordano
The Philanthropic Club 4:33 Read by Greg Giordano
The Coloured Fortune-Hunter 0:59 Read by Jude
Penn 3:35 Read by Greg Giordano
Ballad of the Foxes 5:05 Read by Greg Giordano
Est Modus in Rebus 5:15 Read by Linda Olsen Fitak
The Masher 8:11 Read by Greg Giordano
Arizona John 3:25 Read by Greg Giordano
The Ballad of Charity 4:45 Read by ShamaAbbasi
Multum in Parvo 1:13 Read by ToddHW
The Organist of Bergamo 7:49 Read by ToddHW
The Goth and the Pigeon 5:36 Read by ToddHW
Reflections in a Printing-Office 0:54 Read by Larry Wilson