The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132942 Message #3011360
Posted By: jacqui.c
20-Oct-10 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Last Whale Hunt (Kendall Morse)
Subject: RE: Lyr ADD: The Last Whale Hunt (Kendall Morse)
A couple of years ago we were due to take part in the Portsmouth (NH) Maritime Festival at the end of September. I got back from the UK about three weeks before this and it was then that Kendall asked me to learn this song for the festival.
I didn't know the words or the tune and didn't want to listen to Gordon's song for the tune because that would mess me up with learning Kendall's words. That led to quite an interesting time with Kendall trying to teach me the tune but getting frustrated when I got it wrong and he couldn't sing it to me.
We got it about right for the event and I have sung this one with Kendall and alone ever since. It gets quite a bit of interest whenever I do sing it - it's nice for a relative newbie to the folk scene to be able to sing something that much more experienced folk haven't heard before!