Songs of the Inland Waterways - Title


Over 200 songs related to the British canal system can be accessed via the Song Menu which lists them alphabetically. The collection can also be searched with a conventional search box.
The Reference Section lists song books and recordings of canal songs. Further details about these recordings can be accessed via the CD or lp cover image.

Whilst some of the songs in this collection are over 100 years old, there don't appear to be many 'traditional' canal songs as such, if by that we mean songs sung by the canal workers and boaters from the days when the canals were a working system. The Tommy Note and The Greasy Wheel being, perhaps, solitary examples. Most canal songs are of more recent origin, starting in the days when the canals were in danger of closure and their subsequent restoration. Since then many leisure boaters and canal enthusiasts have added to their number.

Where possible the origins of a song have been tracked down and the author(s) given full credit.

Some full recordings of older long-playing records can be accessed via the Reference section. There appears little chance of these being made commercially available and some are available elsewhere on the internet anyway. These are included for the benefit of the canal song enthusiast. If any copyright holder objects to their inclusion I will remove them.

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