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Thread #152346   Message #3562726
Posted By: GUEST,Derrick
30-Sep-13 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
Subject: RE: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
            I suspect the answer to your question could be where the
shanties were used.
Capstan and pumping work was mainly done offshore, where the public could not hear them.
Halyard shanties could be used both at sea, and alongside when setting sails prior to sailing.
Windlass shanties would be used for heavy lifting such as cargo, again
when the ship could be heard by the public