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|GUEST,Rev||What exactly is a 'hitch' in a shanty? (31)||RE: What exactly is a 'hitch' in a shanty?||01 Sep 06|
It's a break in the voice, like a yodel. I speculate that it was a vocal feature that was introduced into the chantey tradition by Kanaka (Hawaiian) chanteymen.