The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #128220 Message #2892398
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
22-Apr-10 - 07:45 PM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
MONEY DOWN refers to Pay Me The Money Down. I don't have "Yankee Dollar" on *this* particular list, because here I am ignoring songs that were not for sailing tasks.
The title we choose, of course, are fairly arbitrary.
To distinguish the two "Fire Down Below"s, I call the "fire on the foretop/fetch a bucket of water" one as FIRE FIRE. The steamboat one I have as SAILOR FIREMAN.
I really do have to sort out my system for "Stormalong" variants. That is not yet firm; I need to refer to Hugill.
We might speculate that "Nancy oh!" and "Pull away now, my Nancy O!" were the same song, though we've both logged them separately.