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Thread #126347 Message #2806509
Posted By: Charley Noble
08-Jan-10 - 08:13 AM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Your best bet might be a list of nautical worksongs cited by R. H. Dana in his TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST (1840). Dana didn't call these songs shanties,chanteys/chantys/chanties but they certainly were. I believe we have summarized the list here somewhere on the Mudcat threads but if encouraged someone might do that again.
Are you working on a songwriting project?