The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35843   Message #1587317
Posted By: Jeri
20-Oct-05 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Blackbird Get Up (West Indies chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blackbird Get Up
Blackbird & whitebird: the former's the whale and the latter's the whaleboat? Stick feeling, I don't know because I don't know what they'd have on a longboat with a stick. Rudder maybe? Just guessing.

Messy wet is pretty literal, I'd think. Why they're crying out isn't so clear. If I've got it all wrong, please feel free to explain.