The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #128220   Message #3104170
Posted By: Lighter
28-Feb-11 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
I think Charlie's right about "Drunken Sailor." Meloney picked up later on his earlier cryptic remark.

What to make of those questionable forms is anybody's guess. J. E. Patterson, writing around the same time, has more of them.