The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8009 Message #4032660
Posted By: GUEST
06-Feb-20 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Subject: RE: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
This song, Wild Goose Chantey might as well be sung for entertainment as it has no credible or lasting usage/value at the halliards; neither as long haul or short drag work or hand over hand stay sail hauling. It reminds me of Toms/Tommy's Gone to Hilo. Not practical. The verses are too short and the chorus too much like a drinking song chorus. Huckleberry Hunting is an entirely different animal; not for halliards but for pumps or windlass.