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Thread #138726   Message #3178193
Posted By: doc.tom
29-Jun-11 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: Caribbean Calypso
Subject: RE: Caribbean Calypso
The 'Fisherman's Song' looks like a variant of the shanty Bay of Mexico - or Round the Bay of Mexico. Chorus, structure and even verse in common. Lots of deep sea shanties survived in Caribbean fishermen's net-hauling chants.