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Thread #169158 Message #4087908
Posted By: Steve Gardham
14-Jan-21 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News
Wellerman never was a chanty. It's even debatable if it came from oral tradition or was ever sung at sea. M, the prefix 'sea' is unnecessary and undesirable. They are just chanties, spell it how you will. The most likely scenario is it was written by Neil Colquhoun c1970, made of bits of other well-known folksongs.