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Thread #160815   Message #3815855
Posted By: doc.tom
21-Oct-16 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
Subject: RE: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
John Short - who actually sang shanties for his living also agreed with Whall, and Terry, and Sharp: the English shantyman always sang 'shannadore', or a close approximation. Oh, and by the way, while advice is being given to us Brits, it's a shanty - a capstan shanty according to most authorities - and would therefore be sung in rhythm and at capstan speed - not as 'an American folk song'!