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Thread #90153 Message #1734749
Posted By: Charley Noble
07-May-06 - 05:07 PM
Thread Name: Child-safe Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: Child-safe Sea Chanties
I seem to remember some old Mudcat thread where "Jolly Roving Tar" was even traced back to a music hall song. The song lost a couple of superfluous verses shipping out to sea and by the time Frank and Ann Warner collected it back ashore the song was nicely folk-processed.
No doubt Great Big Sea does a great job leading it, and they may have processed it a bit more, but I would hope they would credit the Warners for collecting the song, and making it available to the folk music community. I still have one of Frank's albums where he is singing this song with his usual great gusto!