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Thread #169158   Message #4087970
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
14-Jan-21 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Sea Chanteys All Over The News [TikTok]
Subject: RE: Sea Chanteys All Over The News
;) A halyard doesn't own a calendar or passport and can't tell a fiddle instrumental from a Greek a capella.

Steve: Phil will be along shortly to tell us about the 600-year-old ones from Africa and Arabia...

You explain the history of “coonjining” with baseless, Afro-centric speculation about the mid-19th century Gulf of Mexico. Never give up! Never surrender!

I explain it as the prehistoric Western chorus helciariorum descended to the Yanks via the contiguous, documented history of the European hobbelier et al. Biblioholic to my last breath.


Meself: Something about some "game" and Sponge Bob and Pirates of the Caribbean ... but, yeah, it's about time! & 600 year old shanties &c &c &c.

Piratical Debauchery, Homesick Sailors and Nautical Rhythms, Reidler, 2017

The Pirates theme music is, supposedly, some sort of meme lifted from Dido & Aeneas: Act III, known as Come Away or the Sailors' Chorus.

Dido and freaking Aeneas!!! And Reidler and the music faculty at Wellesley can't, and I do not mean won't y'all, use “celeusma” in a sentence!?