The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52286   Message #800292
Posted By: Skipper Jack
10-Oct-02 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Musical question (chantey types)
Subject: RE: Musical question
To entertain 'landlubbers' at a Maritime event, club or concert, whatever, you would need to sing the shanties with a steady beat throughout and probably give a fair musical rendition to boot. Whereas in reality this was not the case on board the old sailing ships. I would venture to say that if you did decide to present the shanty precisely the way it was sung on board, it would turn out to be a very long and boring night!!