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Thread #36776   Message #510000
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-01 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
Subject: RE: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
The Warriors of the Sea scans well, each long line of the verse in two parts separated by a comma, thus recitable and probably singable. I remember a film long ago about the lifeboat crews, and part of the verse was used in the background. Some rewrite would probably work wonders. As McGrath says, it has possibilities. Stan Rogers did a couple of shipwreck songs that became popular, at least here in Canada. Good hunting!