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Thread #8009   Message #4142005
Posted By: Steve Gardham
18-May-22 - 03:00 PM
Thread Name: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Subject: RE: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
That's an awesome find, Jon.

Anyone else think that those 2 lines of Mackenzie's have too many syllables for a halliard chanty? I used to sing it meself but looking back it seems too long for a short haul. I know the haul would be on the chorus, but I can't think of any other halliard chanty that has such long lines. Do we have any recordings of real crewmen singing it, say from the 20s?