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Title: John Kanaka
Composer: Sianti Môr/ Sea Shanty
Arrangement: Owain Gethin Davies
Lyrics: cymraeg: Eleri Richards
Key: F Major
Vocal range: 8th
Parts: 3
Grading: Intermediate
Theme: Geography / travelling / sea

John Kanaka

This sea shanty originates from the whaling ship trade of the nineteenth century in the pacific Ocean. ‘Kanaka’ is a generic term referring to Hawaiian men.

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