The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18455 Message #185100
Posted By: Mark Cohen
25-Feb-00 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Farewell Shanty (Mervyn Vincent)
Subject: RE: Farewell Shanty - When was it written?
KC, just noticed your name. I have The Boarding Party's first tape and have been listening to it and singing songs from it, including this song, for more years than I (or you, probably) care to remember. I believe I may have picked up the tape at a little folk festival in northern Connecticut in 1984 or so. Of course, I don't remember the name of the town. I was living near Springfield at the time. Bill Staines was there, as was Sandy Paton, Cindy Mangsen, my old friend Valentine Doyle who had just moved to CT from SF, and maybe you guys were there too.
Are you still performing, or recording? Still in the Baltimore/DC area? Thanks for helping to keep this music alive.