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Thread #140533   Message #3231007
Posted By: Charley Noble
29-Sep-11 - 07:24 AM
Thread Name: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
Subject: RE: New evidence for 'shanty' origins?
David-

"The Irish language phrase "sean tigh" (pronounced /shan tea/) means old house."

That's intriguing new info to me.

And of course the call for a worksong in French would be "Chantez!"

Charley Noble