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Thread #34323   Message #462749
Posted By: Metchosin
15-May-01 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Well, so far we have the earliest documented records for work done by sailors to call and response aboard British ships, as noted by Whall, from The Complaynt of Scotland in 1450.

Then from the Blood Red Roses thread, Hugill is quoted as saying that the earliest he could find documented were Venetian, heard and noted by a Dominican friar, Felix Fabri of Ulm, Germany, in 1493.