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Thread #128220 Message #2888973
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
18-Apr-10 - 12:12 AM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
GENTLEMEN'S MAGAZINE for Oct. 1839 contains a story supposedly based on the logs of the USS CONSTITUTION in action during the War of 1812. Outside of any context, the article quotes the words to the chantey, FIRE DOWN BELOW.
"Fire! in the main-top,
Fire! in the bow.
Fire! on the gun-deck,
Fire! down below."