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Thread #22885 Message #2432339
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
05-Sep-08 - 10:13 PM
Thread Name: Penguin: The Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime
Subject: RE: Penguin: The Young Girl Cut Down In Her Prime
A 'forebitter' is merely a song sung at sea that wasn't a work song. I'm not at all sure why people bother with the term, unless it's to insist on a nautical connection for songs that everybody knew, including sailors.