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Thread #34323   Message #463348
Posted By: Mark Cohen
15-May-01 - 11:27 PM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Even though I know as absolute fact that the correct spelling is shanty, I've always gone with the story that it came from the French, "chanter", to sing.

Ian, don't tell 'Spaw what "bucke verteth" means, OK?

Aloha,
Mark