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Thread #84540 Message #1560874
Posted By: Dead Horse
11-Sep-05 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Boney Was a Warrior (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boney Was a Warrior
I got the French version from a tape by a group called Djiboudjep. Tape is full of shanty music. As far as I can see the tune is ALMOST same as Boney, and I often start singing J-F then switch to Boney after second verse. Been burnin my candle at both ends for a while, Dick. bg.
As for scanning, that surely depends upon how you sing it. A hell of a lot of shanties dont scan at all, then ya hear 'em sung, and ya eyes is opened, fer sure!