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Thread #148935 Message #3463209
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
08-Jan-13 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: What does 'Roll and GO' mean?
Subject: RE: What does 'Roll and GO' mean?
I've always thought 'capstan' shanties were called 'stamp and go', and assumed it gave a certain working rhythm for co-ordinating many men to pull or push together. Could 'Way! perhaps be "Weigh" as in weighing the anchor?