The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124167   Message #2876486
Posted By: VirginiaTam
31-Mar-10 - 10:23 AM
Thread Name: Recordings of Shallow Brown?
Subject: RE: Recordings of Shallow Brown?
I am now learning this song. And I have listened to both the Boat Band and June Tabor versions. Both wonderful / interesting in their own ways.

What I want to know - is this song considered a shanty and if so what kind of shanty? On the June Tabor sleeve notes it is attributed as a pulling song, though her delivery clearly does not indicate so, beautiful as it is.