An open letter to music history folks

About ten years ago, I wrote a piece containing two melodies. It was written from memory. Which memory? I have no idea. I feel I grew up with these melodies; having heard them in maybe in a cartoon, or movie. I have yet to find the origin of these (shanties?), and could use some help. Here are the tracks:

Sound familiar? Say the words ‘pirate music’ and these two melodies immediately come to mind for me. Someone tell me what they are! Have they gone the way of greensleeves? Anonymous folk melodies? Are these the lost movements of Handels’ Water Music? A B-side of a movie scored by James Newton Howard?

Author: Rami


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