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Thread #123081   Message #3172758
Posted By: GUEST,FloraG
19-Jun-11 - 05:17 AM
Thread Name: Sea shanties for fiddle
Subject: RE: Sea shanties for fiddle
Jane - take care with the key you play them in if you hope other people ( other than yourself ) will sing along. Wrong key - you may find they go too high / low for many singers.

2 dead easy ones - I used to play them for a singing morris side to join in - were drunken sailor and whip jamboree - start with a b note but next note is e - and play in e minor. DG melodeons can then also play along. This key seems to work for most singers.
Enjoy.