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Thread #164243   Message #4155335
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
17-Oct-22 - 02:26 AM
Thread Name: Cotton screwing songs
Subject: RE: Cotton screwing songs
Gibb: Last time I was in New Orleans everything I was looking for was under an interstate highway or football stadium... bonne chasse.

No wool screwing song song references a la Archbishop Ullathorne and Russian hemp screwers in the other thread...yet. But it's still 1836 over there. Tomorrow never knows.

"A "chantyman" is a stevedore." --- Cotton screwing and steeving songs are chorus helciariorum. A celeustes is a lead helciarii, supervisor or caller. He gets the extempore verse. Labour gets the chorus, burthen, howling reply.

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day...