Sam Larner

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Sam Larner was born in 1878 in Winterton, Norfolk, and died 11 September 1965.
Sam first went to sea when he was only eight, and signed on as a 'peggy' (cabin-boy) at 12. He learned many songs from his father and other fishermen and first performed in public at the age of nine, singing for pennies to coach parties passing through the village. Later, he sang at fishermen's smoking concerts in ports along the coast from Shetland to Cornwall, as the fishing fleet followed the annual migration of the herring. “We used to have some good old times when we used to come home from sea. We used to get in the old pub, have a pint or two around, give 'em the four-handed reel... A drink, a song and a four-handed reel. Round we'd go and up we'd go, and we used to have a rare old, good old time.”
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Sam Larner - Now Is The Time For Fishing album art Sam Larner Now Is The Time For Fishing (Album) Folkways Records UK 1961 Sell This Version
12T244, 12T 244 Sam Larner - A Garland For Sam (Songs And Ballads Of Sam Larner Of Winterton, Norfolk) album art Sam Larner A Garland For Sam (Songs And Ballads Of Sam Larner Of Winterton, Norfolk)(LP, Album, Mono) Topic Records, Topic Records 12T244, 12T 244 UK 1974 Sell This Version