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Thread #126347   Message #2852986
Posted By: Charley Noble
01-Mar-10 - 09:21 AM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
John-

Thanks for the dedication but "Charley Noble" is only a figment of our collective imagination.

Oh, and to be even more picky with regard to sorted title lists, consider relegating the "A's" and "The's" to the end of the song title separated with a comma.

But here's a more substantive comment. With regard to "Whisky Johnny" there's also the halyard version in Hugill which I know as "Whisky-O" with the grand chorus:

Whiskey-O, Johnny-O,
Rise 'er UP from down be-LOW
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey-o,
Up a-LOFT this yard must GO
John, rise 'er UP from down be-LOW!

And I'm still trying to figure out where Barry Finn's traditional shanties fit in:

Hard Times in Ol' Virginia
London Julie
Priests and Nuns (pumping shanty)
Roller Bowler
Saltpeter Shanty/Slav Ho

Cheerily,
Charley Noble