The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76196 Message #3253449
Posted By: EBarnacle
09-Nov-11 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy:Capt Calls All Hands/Bold Privateer
Subject: RE: DTStudy:Capt Calls All Hands/Bold Privateer
Reading the above collection, I suspect that many of the variations are what Capt Rick Nestler calls "zipper songs." You take a basic story line and zip a somewhat relevant verse into place to create the song you want. This creates your personal variant on the song...or even a completely new "trad" song.