The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #90153   Message #1707112
Posted By: Charley Noble
30-Mar-06 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: Child-safe Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: Child-safe Sea Chanties
Cool Hand Tom-

Oh, there are always questions of which verses are appropriate to sing, and knowing who you are singing them to should play a role in that. One memorable program we did once was for about 100 ten-year olds at their school. They all got into one of our grossest songs called "Dramamine" and at the end of the concert issued out the door toward the cafeteria chanting "You'll up an' chuck your roast beef sandwich!" Well, there probably wasn't any permanent harm done and we were impressed with their enthusiasm and fervor.

Your Cousin Luke probably had more problems than being deprived of playing with guns or saying bad words. But I hope you're not suggesting that six-year olds be issued a loaded weapon on their first day of school, along with a list of bad words to learn.

Charley Noble