John Kanaka

(I though I heard the Old Man say ; Der Käptn brüllt: Los, ihr Leute, hey)

...The word "Kanaka" (also "Tangata") means person or man in various Polynesian dialects and even today is still used proudly in French New Caledonia...

Arr.: Emig, Hartmut (born in 1943) [Germany]

Mel.: Anonyme

Text by Anonyme
Adaptor of the text: Dulisch, Winfried (born in 1947) [Germany]
Published by Eres [Germany], 2009 ; in Haul away - ein neues Shantybuch (67 p.)
Ref. : eres 3535 ; eres 3535-11  (1 p.)
Type of material: Full score
ISMN/ISBN : ISMN 979-0-2024-3535-2
Text in: English ; German
Epoque: 19 ; 20th century
Genre-Style-Form: Folk music ; Partsong ; Secular
Type of Choir: TTBB  (4 men voices )
Soloist(s): Tenor (1) (1 soloist(s) )
Difficulty choir (incr.from 1 to 5): 2
Difficulty conductor (incr.from A to E): B
Tonality: F major
Duration: 2.3 min.
Number of verses: 5
Origin: North America ; Polynesia