The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #145654 Message #4164149
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
01-Feb-23 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
Subject: RE: A.L.Lloyd & Sea Chanties
With reference to 'Doxies' could I refer you to my article in Living Tradition entitled 'Doxies buy-a-brooms and the Rigs of London Town.
If you can't find it P.M. Dave the Gnome and he will give you my Email so I will send it to you.
Getting back to Lloyd's rewrites, he has been censured for his Australian collection and his industrial songs. I am not the least surprised that he altered Chanties. I think you have put it rather well Lighter, and the false glow of an imagined historical past is very seductive. Certainly a fantasy, but then again so are the songs themselves. Maybe they leave you a little more able to wrestle your way through the reality of the day even if they were rewritten by a seven-dials pot poet or Mr Lloyd.