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Thread #128220 Message #2899151
Posted By: John Minear
03-May-10 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
And here's a reference to "Cheerily, men!" from 1876, from THE FIRST TEN YEARS OF A SAILOR'S LIFE AT SEA, by Charles Chapman. The setting is in "the Downs" and the task is one of hoisting the anchor.