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Thread #84540   Message #2724207
Posted By: Dead Horse
15-Sep-09 - 12:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Boney Was a Warrior (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Boney Was a Warrior
All the collectors were uninformed, unless they knew the words before collecting :-)
I would think that the most common form of "stringing out" would be to repeat a whole verse, forgetting that you had already sung it.
But you wont find the shanty written down that way by the collector.
As for who I am?
I am me, and will suspect anything that doesnt appear to ring true, no matter who sung it or who collected it.
"Which one is the better chanteyman?"
The one who got the job done.
A shanty is a tool. The shantymans job was to pick the right tool for that job, no more, no less.
At sea it didnt matter if he sang the same line over and over again ad finitum - but ya wouldnt wanna to see it collected that way, would ya?
So why do you accept repeated lines so easily???