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Thread #8009 Message #4148123
Posted By: Steve Gardham
23-Jul-22 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Subject: RE: 'Wild Goose Shanty (Ranzo)' background
Do you really need to ask, Dick? Bert made these 2 voyages from Hull on a modern whaler to Antarctica with a mechanical harpoon gun on the bow. It would be like comparing a song like The Barley Mow to a modern pop song, or in terms of singers comparing a real chantyman from the 1850s to Bert's performance in Moby Dick.