The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4291 Message #1807094
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
11-Aug-06 - 07:27 AM
Thread Name: A note to Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: A note to Three Score and Ten
possibly they travelled down south from Yarmouth to Scarboro, hoping to miss the bad weather......via the Isle of Wight.
I think what gives the lie to it, isn't the faullty navigation. Where would folksongs be if you dismissed them on grounds of Geography - The land of California, Sweet Home Chicago possibly.
Fishing people by and large are optimists - you couldn't do the job otherwise. yes the working conditions are shitty. yes people get killed doing it - the safety standards are unquantifiable.....
But if you felt as pissed off as most people sound, singing this song, you'd be slashing your wrists rather than setting out to sea.