The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124438   Message #2748177
Posted By: Azizi
19-Oct-09 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: A Shanty for Barry Finn
Subject: RE: A Shanty for Barry Finn
Barry Finn was one of the Mudcatters who introduced me to shanties. I believe he would like this song.

And even though this is a very sad time, I smiled a bit thinking how 50 or 100 years from now some group of folkies somehow are going to be debating about who "Mr Finn" was and what town named "Barry" is referred in that song.

And of course there will be a contentious few who will insist that the "town" was not really "Barry" but "Gary" [Indiana?] :o)