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Thread #164243   Message #4155406
Posted By: Steve Gardham
17-Oct-22 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Cotton screwing songs
Subject: RE: Cotton screwing songs
Not sure if you followed there, Phil.

What Gibb was saying is the cotton-screwing foreman's title was 'chantyman' long before the word 'chanty' was applied to ships at sea. Coincidence? Hardly!