The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82637   Message #1519300
Posted By: Janie
10-Jul-05 - 12:02 AM
Thread Name: Barry Finn in hospital (July-Aug 2005)
Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital

    I remember so clearly when I first met you, at my first Getaway. I am from landlocked West Virgina, and don't know if I had ever heard shanties sung until that weekend. You blew me away with the passion and soul in your voice, conveying the HARD nature of the work of the sailor.

    I was really nervous at that first Getaway, and unused to singing with or for other people. You were so kind and encouraging to each person who sang. You conveyed real interest in each person's music, regardless of talent or experience. You so valued the sharing and joining together in song.

    You've got another piece of hard pulling to do. You know about hard work. Use what you know. Our hands are on the rope with you, Brother. And with you also Justine. We'll keep pulling with you.