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Thread #126347   Message #2857991
Posted By: Charley Noble
06-Mar-10 - 08:40 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
"Neptune's Raging Fury" aka "The Gallant Seaman's Suffering" is certainly not a shanty but was reprinted in SEA SONGS AND BALLADS, edited by Christopher Stone, published by Oxford at the Clarendon Press, © 1906, pp. 22-25.

The most interesting sea song in this book has to be one titled "Earliest Sea Song" which does have some pulley/hauley lines such as "Hale in the wartack!", "Hale the bowelyne!" and "Y how! Taylia! The remenaunt cryen, And pull with all theyr myght." This level of archaic nautical talk is even a little much for me to fathom.

Charley Noble