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Origin: Slime Line

GUEST,mg 08 Feb 13 - 04:42 PM
GUEST 08 Feb 13 - 05:34 PM
GUEST 08 Feb 13 - 05:47 PM
GUEST,mg 08 Feb 13 - 06:50 PM
Joe Offer 09 Feb 13 - 03:27 AM
GUEST,mg 09 Feb 13 - 07:35 PM
Barbara 10 Feb 13 - 12:20 AM
Joe Offer 10 Feb 13 - 12:32 AM
mg 10 Feb 13 - 01:16 AM
GUEST,Trapper 22 May 13 - 12:12 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 22 May 13 - 12:15 PM
GUEST,mg 22 May 13 - 12:21 PM
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Subject: AUTHOR OF SLIMELINE
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 04:42 PM

Still looking for author of slimeline..working on the slimeline..working my life away. Need ASAP. Have searched Harry Fox and Socan and asked....need for cd..pre-run is coming out very soon. Let this serve as public notice that we are diligently searching and will pay royalties...


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Subject: RE: AUTHOR OF SLIMELINE
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 05:34 PM

thread.cfm?threadid=148896


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Subject: RE: AUTHOR OF SLIMELINE
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 05:47 PM

http://www.spinnakerband.com/Contact%20Spinnaker.htm

Some contact numbers there. And as a btw, if you'd ever been polite to me in the past I'd have helped you back on January 4, 2013 with your original thread.


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Subject: RE: AUTHOR OF SLIMELINE
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 08 Feb 13 - 06:50 PM

Thanks. I have been in touch with two of them already. The band is not together any more but I will try some of the other contacts.


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Subject: RE: Author of 'Slimeline'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Feb 13 - 03:27 AM

MG, could you post the song for us?
Thanks.

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: SLIME LINE
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 09 Feb 13 - 07:35 PM

SLIME LINE

If you're wondering what it's like to be
Cutting up the fish in the cannery
The fish smell bad the noise can irritate
Let me spare you the details of the cuts you tolerate

When you're working on the slime line
Working all night and day
Working on the slime line
Working for all that pay
Working on the slime line
Working all night and day
Working on the slime line
Slime line

If you're a woman you're working on the line
Gotta have that extra ? to have that extra time
If you want a raise give it your best smile
Cause equal pay for equal work is never worthwhile

Chorus

Complaining when you're working complaining when you're not
But if you want that extra buck you gotta work a lot
Your hands are aching your feet are weary too
Your body needs a rest but all that you can do
is keep

chorus

When you're not working you're waiting all the day
Waiting for the fish to come swimming up the bay
Waiting for the pinks the silver the chum chums
Waiting for the kings and the silvers and the reds

When you're

Chorus


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Subject: RE: Author of 'Slimeline'
From: Barbara
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 12:20 AM

Do you think it's possible Mary B knows? She might be able to answer these days, or have it in a book.
Blessings
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Author of 'Slimeline'
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 12:32 AM

Thanks for posting the lyrics, mg. It's a powerful song. I'm thinking it's more Alaska than Washington State, but I don't know of any salmon canneries in Alaska. Where are they?
I wondered if Linda Allen or Jon Bartlett might know this song.

I knew a woman who spent her life cleaning lobsters on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. It seemed to be a dismal way of life. I'm sure working in a salmon cannery is the same.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Author of 'Slimeline'
From: mg
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 01:16 AM

lots of canneries in alaska.. i want to say kodiac and bristol bay but i am not sure. they are or were all over the place.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Slime Line
From: GUEST,Trapper
Date: 22 May 13 - 12:12 AM

The Spinnaker CD gave credit to the Righteous Mothers. I have an email in to them to find out who wrote it.


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Subject: RE: Origin: Slime Line
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 22 May 13 - 12:15 PM

Hey, summer jobs in Alaskan fish processors. Just the thing for gnu and all the others who layabout posting on mudcat 24/7.

http://www.alaska-summer-jobs.com/fish_processing_jobs.htm

Carve dat salmon to de heart!


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Subject: RE: Origin: Slime Line
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 22 May 13 - 12:21 PM

thanks...we did find out the author just as the cd went to press.. Molly Staley formerly of the Righteous Mothers..great song and it will be sung by Mary Benson from her Spinnaker days on the new cd available at folklife for 10 dollars or pm me...20 songs about mostly women in the fish processing trades..called the cannery shed...mg


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