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Thread #164243   Message #4191547
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
19-Nov-23 - 01:09 AM
Thread Name: Cotton screwing songs
Subject: RE: Cotton screwing songs
My article on cotton screwing and sailor chantymen has been published and is now available in open access form from the Journal of the Society for American Music.

It ended up quite different than it started. One of my earlier intentions was to get into the repertoire of songs more--songs that might be considered to share the same genre style as sailors' chanties yet repertoire that, perhaps was more or less favored by cotton screwmen. I also wanted to talk about my ideas of the method of applying the songs to the task: my interpretation that one would exert just after rather than synchronous with the choruses. But those aspects and some of the other "weeds" had to be cut in order to get it published in an argument-focused style. So, it became centrally about showing the significance of cotton screwing to sailor chanty singers.