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Thread #135160 Message #3080927
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
23-Jan-11 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: A Little-Known Shanty Collection
Subject: RE: A Little-Known Shanty Collection
Thanks for the exposition and framing, Lighter.
Begging your indulgence -- if the question can be answered without any extra work involved -- and because am still in a situation where my books like Harlow are 1000s of miles away:
What part of Harlow's book were the relevant chanties in? Are these interspersed in the narrative like, "So, in 1875 we left Sumatra and weighed anchor as our chanteyman Billy McBoogle sang this number [lyrics follow]"? In other words, is the Buryeson material presented as something Harlow heard? Thanks.