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Thread #52286   Message #800361
Posted By: Dead Horse
10-Oct-02 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Musical question (chantey types)
Subject: RE: Musical question
And a capstan shanty could be quite short, if it were used to lift an anchor *straight up & down* on a shallow anchorage in a calm sea, or if used to warp the vessel along a short quay. Halyards could be long and drawn out, or short and sharp - depending again on conditions and usage. Aint no definatives to shantying, & certainly not aboard a club night.