The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #140533   Message #3230714
Posted By: Lighter
28-Sep-11 - 04:16 PM
Thread Name: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
Subject: RE: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
> Why would there be no need for work songs in the woods?

I dunno. Where are they then? If loggers needed to keep within earshot of one another, they could have sung anything.

AFAIK, there's not even one sea-going work song clearly connected to a lumberjack's work song. And I've never read of British or American sailors using hymns as shanties.