Bob Roberts (1907-1982)
Last updated: 31.08.19
p_robertsb.jpgAccording to the Internet source given below, Alfred William "Bob" Roberts was a British folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, bargeman, author, and journalist. He was also the last captain of a British commercial vessel operating under sail.
Born in Hampreston, Dorset he attended Wimborne Grammar School on a choral scholarship. Working initially as a journalist he spent the next 35 years at sea as bargeman both as a mate and skipper.
He appeared in folk clubs and festivals From the 1950s onwards, recording 2 of his own albums and provided track on others, As an author Roberts wrote five books about seafaring.
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url15.gif Bob Roberts (folksinger) Biography by wikipedia.org.  

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book15.gif  Breeze for a Bargeman Bob Roberts flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Coasting Bargemaster Bob Roberts flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Last of the Sailormen Bob Roberts flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  Rough and Tumble Bob Roberts flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
book15.gif  A Slice of Suffolk Bob Roberts flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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cd15.gif  Songs from the Sailing Barges   MP3 Album(s) flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif 
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youtube15.jpg While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping (2:09) While Gamekeepers Lie Sleeping