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Thread #126347   Message #2851282
Posted By: John Minear
26-Feb-10 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Thanks, Charlie. However, "Bully In The Alley" is there, between "Dixie Land" and "Fire Maringo", just about half way down.

I did manage to drop another one though, from "Old Smith" of Tobago, called "Lowlands, Low", which is different from the other "Lowlands" songs. It is on pages 70-71 of the 1961 edition of Hugill's SHANTIES FROM THE SEVEN SEAS.

Since my list has evolved over the past several days, it has lost all inherent logic that it might have once had. It began with pulling the "halyard/hauling" songs from my earlier list and from Gibb's listing of chanteys from Hugill's Caribbean informants. Then I went back and added all of the other "halyard/hauling" songs given by Hugill and others from his book. And along the way there was some degree of shuffling.

The ordering of this list of "halyard/hauling" chanteys has no particular significance. Perhaps I've been going through Hugill too much. I have definitely found that *his* ordering leaves a lot to be desired! I've worn out the index.