The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8009 Message #4032803
Posted By: Steve Gardham
07-Feb-20 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Subject: RE: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Agree completely, Dave, but songs have always jumped from one genre to another and these work songs are very rarely sung in context any more. Some are sung as long drawn out dirges, some have become very twee, but don't forget a good number of the chanties originated themselves in other genres, minstrel songs, stevedore songs, slave songs, shore songs of all types.