The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52286   Message #801587
Posted By: Gurney
12-Oct-02 - 02:57 AM
Thread Name: Musical question (chantey types)
Subject: RE: Musical question (chantey types)
McGrath of Harlow said it all, you have to work at it to really get the rhythm.
I always understood 'Drunken Sailor' was THE pusser's shanty. No evidence, though.
Used to introduce some as "a slow shanty for knackered sailors."