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Thread #128220 Message #2899146
Posted By: John Minear
03-May-10 - 11:00 AM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Here's a reference to and a verse from "Blow the man down". It is in YANKEE SWANSON: CHAPTERS FROM A LIFE AT SEA, by Andrew Walfrid Nelson, 1913. The reference is to 1877. The verse given is:
"Blow the man down in Grangemouth town,
hay, hay, blow the man down."
The task at hand is one of hoisting the anchor.