The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #128220 Message #2892877
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
23-Apr-10 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
That's great info! I'm going to be bold and "file" Cheer'ly Man & Stormalong under "c.1857-58," based on Short's account.
Thanks for that lay-out of the issue of dating that comes up in this time. The dates of when these individuals sailed, recorded by you, Lighter, Charley, TomB, Snuffy, and others, is very useful info to have at hand.
What I am going to suggest is focusing on the category of what you have called "Published mention" (i.e. as opposed to collections), and stuff that can definitively be ascribed to the 1860s, first, as a matter of practicality. The collectors' experiences, which span decades, can be retro-fitted later.