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Thread #126347 Message #2823840
Posted By: Charley Noble
28-Jan-10 - 04:04 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
I think you're making headway with Stormalong as a pumping shanty for the 1850.
"Fire Maringo" also was mentioned by Nordhoff as a stevedore shanty for screwing cotton, which was may have been used later as a halyard shanty; we have no idea what the original tune was, only the way it was reset to a tune "channeled" by Royston Woods of the Young Tradition in 1967.