The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169754   Message #4105152
Posted By: Lighter
07-May-21 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: 'Shenandoah' rhythm/meter
Subject: RE: 'Shenandoah' rhythm/meter
Steve, despite the folk buzz, I can't imagine a chanteyman being allowed to stand around and sing while others were working.

What a weird idea! The more hands, the quicker and easier the task.

Gibb, do you know where it comes from and how "common" it was?