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Thread #52286   Message #799853
Posted By: Mary in Kentucky
09-Oct-02 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: Musical question (chantey types)
Subject: RE: Musical question
At the Contemplator site here there are some interesting facts about shanties. ie a capstan shanty used a steady rhythm and was long...a halyard shanty allowed the sailors to rest during the verse (or was it the chorus?). Also, the sailors could complain and say things in song that they couldn't say outright.