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Thread #128220 Message #2873134
Posted By: John Minear
27-Mar-10 - 07:38 AM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
And here is a reference to the adaptation of "the lively songs sung by seamen when heaving at the capstan" by Society Islanders on the island of Raiatea, which was visited by a whaling vessel on a voyage around the world from 1833 to 1836, recounted by Frederick Debell Bennett in his NARRATIVE OF A WHALING VOYAGE ROUND THE GLOBE, Vol. I (1840).