The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34323   Message #462672
Posted By: Charley Noble
15-May-01 - 08:53 AM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
I'm loading my guns with A.L. Lloyd's Folk Song in England which has a great discussion on the origin and development of the "shanties." Then when I'm much wiser, I'll blow everyone away with my insights. ;-)

Haul the sheet back with one hand,
Set yer drink down, if ye can,
And we never sail outta sight of land –