The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52286   Message #801732
Posted By: Dead Horse
12-Oct-02 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Musical question (chantey types)
Subject: RE: Musical question (chantey types)
When I do a pumping shanty, I sometimes point out that the pumps were vital on the old wooden walled ships, in order to keep 'em afloat. But on modern all-welded vessels those pumps are even more necessary, as a good pull on the pumps is the only way to get the beer up from the hold to the crews quarters! The speed of this type of shanty depends entirely on how thirsty you are.