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Thread #68002   Message #1142559
Posted By: Charley Noble
21-Mar-04 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Hell's Pavement (John Masefield sea poem)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Hell's Pavement (Masefield sea poem)
Well, this song worked quite nicely at the Press Room shanty swap last evening, with a concertina introduction of the tune. I did have to raise the key from F to G to fill the space. I think I'm gonna have great fun with this Sailortown song.

I really hadn't thoguht about the appropriateness of the title until someone brought it up. It's clear that it's a reference to "the road to Hell being paved with good intentions." I still haven't found a good slang term for the clerk at the shipping office who pays the crew.

Charley Noble