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Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing

Bat Goddess 19 Sep 13 - 09:38 AM
Charley Noble 19 Sep 13 - 05:18 PM
ranger1 19 Sep 13 - 05:36 PM
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Subject: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 09:38 AM

Sorry to be so late in posting -- it's been a hectic week.

Our monthly shanty, forebitter and ballad session will be this Saturday, September 21st, from 3:30 to 7:30 PM at the Press Room in Portsmouth, NH.

Anyway, this will be a great opportunity to warm up for the 14th annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival which will be the last weekend of the month, September 28th & 29th. More info here including the schedule for this year's festival --
PMFF

Hope to see you there!

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 05:18 PM

Planning to be there.

Printing Tom's CDs right now.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ranger1
Date: 19 Sep 13 - 05:36 PM

I'll be there, my intern learned the nature program for that day so that both the boss and I can be off doing other things. She's an awesome intern!


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 12:40 PM

Got your book for you, Tami. Got some papers for Don Hale, so I hope he'll be there. Glad Mudcat is back up.

See everyone there!

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 21 Sep 13 - 09:22 PM

Nice turnout and great music. More tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Sep 13 - 07:54 PM

Okay, here goes...

The crew included Tom (Curmudgeon), me (Linn Schulz), Charlie Ipcar (Charley Noble), Dianne Lavoie, Don Hale, Ernie Pigeon (NbptErnie), Amy DeSilva, Steve Willard and his wife, and another Cape Ann couple whose names I don't know, Tami Bill (Ranger1), Jeri, Carol Coronis (for a bit before heading to a gig), Susan Young, Alan Eaton, Jeffrey Huntsman (old friend of Charlie's; from Indiana), Mike Dibble (from Somerset, England, visiting his daughter in Portsmouth), John Forti, Ellen and Dave Hamil, Barbara Benn… And then Steve Smith arrived…direct from Portsmouth Reg. Hospital where he's been since Thursday afternoon. I mean, he came right to the session without going home…from the HOSPITAL! (Okay, that says something for the healing powers of music, I think.) And Justine came in, too, to sing a few songs.

1. Alabama John Cherokee – Ernie Pigeon
2. Fire Marengo – Charlie Ipcar
3. Home, Dearie, Home – Linn Schulz
4. Sair Fyeld Hinny – Dianne Lavoie (for Lou Killen)
5. Gals Around Cape Horn – Don Hale
6. Home, Lads, Home (Homeward; C. Fox Smith) – Jeri
7. Jolly Bargemen – Charlie Ipcar
8. Whitby Maid – Carol Coronis
9. Nellie J. Banks – Ernie Pigeon
10. Who Will Feed the People? (Tom Paxton) – Steve Willard
11. General Taylor – Alan Eaton
12. John Dead – Jeri
13. Congo River – Dianne Lavoie
14. Greenland Whale Fisheries – Don Hale
15. Maggie May – Linn Schulz
16. Across the Western Ocean – Susan Young

More tomorrow, probably after we get home from Tom's doctor appointment.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ranger1
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 07:43 AM

You forgot Jeff Warner.


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 09:04 AM

Its Home, Lads, Home/Homeward. I changed it. I managed to only get one stanza and the chorus. I used to know the whole thing, but that was some years ago. The song's in the DT from Sara Morgan, with notes: Home, Lads, Home. While it's known (because of the original setting by Sara to a poem in a magazine whose origins were at that time unknown) as "Overseas in India", C Fox Smith's original "Flanders" makes more sense.


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 10:00 AM

Right, Jeff came in late in the session and I DID write him down, but my attendance notes are cramped and, well, I usually don't have my reading glasses on when I'm scribbling late comers... (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.)

To continue...

17. Deepwaterman - Ernie Pigeon (I think that may be the title,
or The Voyage Is Finished At Last)


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 10:03 AM

Sorry, that got away from me. I'll finish it later.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: maeve
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 11:13 AM

Jeri, thanks for the link to Sarah's notes on "Home, Lads, Home". I miss her voice and grace. She would be delighted you sing the song, alterations and all.


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Jeri
Date: 23 Sep 13 - 11:42 AM

Maeve, I believe Sara had changed what she sang to reflect Smith's words. I was listening to Craig, Morgan & Robson in my car the day before she died. The song is on that CD I have.


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 08:49 AM

17. The Deepwaterman – Ernie Pigeon (I think that's the title;
       "The Voyage is finished at last", etc.)
18. Bottle of the Best – Linn Schulz (there was a reason I sang this,
       but I can't remember what it was…)
19. Sea People – Steve Willard
20. The Old Rose and Crown – Alan Eaton (Ian Robb will be here at the
      Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival next weekend.)
21. The Old Pubs – Linn Schulz
22. We're Newfoundlanders, Not Canadian – Ernie Pigeon
23. Haul Away the Nets – Charlie Ipcar
24. Won't You Help Me To Raise 'Em – Steve Willard
25. My Name It Is Dan, Dan – Don Hale
26. Fisherman's Lassie – Susan Young
27. Grey Funnel Line – Jeffry Huntsman
28. All For Me Grog – Cianne Lavoie
29. Mariner's Compass Is Grog – Charlie Ipcar
30. Three Drunken Maidens – Linn Schulz
31. Black Bird, Get Up – Jeri
32. Rolla Bolla – Ernie Pigeon
33. I'll Go No More a-Roving – Mike Dibble
34. Plum Island National Anthem – Linn Schulz (Susan's earworm this week)
35. Jamestown Homeward Bound – Don Hale
36. Silver Sea – Steve Willard
37. Battle of the Enterprise and the Boxer – Charlie Ipcar
38. Pace-Egging Song – Jeffrey Huntsman
39. Noah Built the Ark – Susan Young
40. Bully In the Alley – Ernie Pigeon
41. Cairo-Town – Don Hale
42. Row On, Row On – Jeff Warner
43. Mobile Bay (Roll the Cotton Down) – Charlie Ipcar
44. Little Pot Stove [started]; The Rosabella – Mike Dibble
45. Rolling Down the River – Justine Donovan
46. Hurrah, Sing Fare Ye Well – Jeff Warner
47. West Indies Blues – Ernie Pigeon (without the coin landing in the pint)
48. One More Pull, Boys – Mike Dibble
49. Outward Track – Charlie Ipcar
50. Billy Riley [another variant] – Jeff Warner
51. Make Or Break Harbor – Steve Willard [changed to Marblehead Harbor]
52. Good-Bye, My Riley-O – Justine Donovan
53. Cruising 'Round Yarmouth – Linn Schulz
54. Nannie C. Bohlin – Ernie Pigeon
55. Nelson's Prayer – Jeff Warner

Almost forgot to mention the "excitement" of the afternoon. Evidently there was some sort of scavenger hunt going on around town and The Press Room was one of the stops, so various crowds of costumed people would loudly gather in the doorway every so often. We all wished the ones with the creative hats had come further in so we could admire the hats. There was also a group of women in white dresses and pink parasols.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 24 Sep 13 - 08:35 PM

I'd forgotten some of the songs I led.

"Outward Track," however, was not one I led; should be "Outside Track."

I posted a set of photos for this session on the Press Room Facebook Forum, if anyone wants to see what was going on: Click here for photos!

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Sep 13 - 07:26 PM

Sorry, Charlie. Slip of the fingers, since I know full well it's "Outside Track" (lousy proofreading on this end; sigh).

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 25 Sep 13 - 10:21 PM

Not to worry, Linn. You do a great job of keeping track of who is singing what.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 26 Sep 13 - 10:28 AM

HAVE to post this article from this morning's Spotlight section of the Portsmouth Herald --

PMFF / Curmudgeon Article

Linn


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Subject: RE: Sept. Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 26 Sep 13 - 09:01 PM

Great article!


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