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January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing

Bat Goddess 09 Jan 16 - 01:56 PM
ranger1 09 Jan 16 - 09:29 PM
GUEST,Manuel 10 Jan 16 - 11:55 AM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 11 Jan 16 - 08:35 AM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 14 Jan 16 - 09:25 AM
Bat Goddess 15 Jan 16 - 10:37 AM
Bat Goddess 16 Jan 16 - 10:41 AM
ranger1 16 Jan 16 - 11:16 AM
Bat Goddess 16 Jan 16 - 12:27 PM
GUEST,Don Hale 16 Jan 16 - 12:56 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Jan 16 - 01:04 PM
GUEST,Bupkes 16 Jan 16 - 02:17 PM
Bat Goddess 16 Jan 16 - 08:49 PM
Charley Noble 17 Jan 16 - 09:43 AM
Bat Goddess 17 Jan 16 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,Guest Dianne 18 Jan 16 - 09:10 PM
ChanteyLass 18 Jan 16 - 09:31 PM
Charley Noble 19 Jan 16 - 12:31 PM
Bat Goddess 20 Jan 16 - 08:25 AM
Bat Goddess 20 Jan 16 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,Guest-Dianne 20 Jan 16 - 09:56 PM
maeve 21 Jan 16 - 05:18 AM
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Subject: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 09 Jan 16 - 01:56 PM

First Press Room Shanty Sing of 2016.

The January Monthly Shanty, Forebitter, Foc's'l Ballad, and Annual Seasonal Song Session will be happening this Saturday, January 16th at The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.

Hope the weather holds -- Accuweather long term forecast says partial sunshine, so my guess is that's better than cloudy. Plenty of winter sea songs to sing.

See you there!

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ranger1
Date: 09 Jan 16 - 09:29 PM

My plan is to be there, day off already secured. My niece, her husband, and my great-nephew may be meeting me there. I want to see how the little guy likes shanties.


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Manuel
Date: 10 Jan 16 - 11:55 AM

ranger 1, good for you. If envy were not bad, I would envy you. Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 11 Jan 16 - 08:35 AM

I should be there...need to get out!
Dianne


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 14 Jan 16 - 09:25 AM

Ah well, since I didn't win the jackpot I won't be out celebrating that! A good session at the Press Room will help me forget about it.
Dianne


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 15 Jan 16 - 10:37 AM

Today is the 97th anniversary of the Great Boston Molasses Flood back in 1919. Twenty-one people died and until recently, when most of that area of the North End was paved over, on hot summer days you could still smell molasses.

Schooner Fare wrote a great song about it -- maybe we can sing it tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 10:41 AM

Hope the "ing" out there doesn't turn to rain. Sigh. It's January.

It'll be warm and dry at The Press Room -- see you there.

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ranger1
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 11:16 AM

I think I'm out. Unless Charlie decides to drive down. Sigh.


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 12:27 PM

I'm going out now to clear the snow off the car. The snow has turned to rain in Portsmouth and will probably do the same here at some point.

I've emailed Don and advised him to stay safe at home.

I'll be heading to Portsmouth in about an hour and a half, but I'm sure it will be a slow drive.

Be safe, everyone.

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 12:56 PM

Shurly you Jest! We're going by way of Pete & Laurette's house and will re-evaluate then. The weather radar is showing rapid clearing, moving North & East. Charley might have some issues, though.
                               Don


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 01:04 PM

Okay, Don... (My name's not Shirley...)

I just got the car cleared off. It's no longer snowing here. Not raining, either. No "ing" at all...

Might not have any problems parking today.

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Bupkes
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 02:17 PM

I reckon I'll risk the icy drive and come up too!

Marty


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 16 Jan 16 - 08:49 PM

Driving was sloppy but not bad west of Rte 125, and east to Portsmouth the road was wet but clear. Not particularly slippery. Portsmouth streets and sidewalks (nearly went tits up between the car and The Press Room) left a lot to be desired. Had a decent turnout considering. Eleven of us, I think, though not all at the same time. More of us singing than in the rest of the pub. Driving home was not slippery at all, but most of the way was in fog. Slipperiness was more in anticipation than in actuality.

The cats are fed and I've settled in with a book. It's been a long day. I'll post the session tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 17 Jan 16 - 09:43 AM

Linn-

Glad that some folks had a chance to get together. The weather and driving just seemed to stressful for me this time around. Hopefully, February will be better.

Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Jan 16 - 01:10 PM

Not a bad turnout, considering the iffy weather. The sun actually tried to come out on my drive to Portsmouth -- blue sky peeking through the clouds.

I got there very early and had a cup of chili while listening to jazz. Nicole was the first of the crew to arrive and then Gail and Jim with Emily in tow. The rest of the crew was Mike, Don and Cathy who made it up from southeastern Massachusetts, Marty from west of Boston, Justine, Dianne, Carol, and Tyler (I told her she was late -- she came in with about an hour left to the session).

Not much in the way of listeners, although a couple of the lads at the bar applauded a few songs. It was a quiet Saturday afternoon at The Press Room, so we had to liven it up.

And we sang --

1. Shake Her, Johnny, Shake Her - Linn
2. Oh, Molasses - Linn (I "bruced" it)
3. Home From the Sea - Gail
4. Tied Up And Let Her Rot (a Mary Garvey song) - Nicole
5. Boys of Fairhill - Jim
6. Leaving of Liverpool - Mike
7. St. Brendan's Fair Isle - Nicole
8. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Don
9. Help Me To Raise 'Em - Justine
10. The Lobster - Linn (there was a reason I sang this, but I can't remember what it was)
11. The Old She-Crab - Mike
12. Sweet Thames, Flow Softly - Marty
13. Lowlands - Gail
14. Knickerbocker Line - Linn
15. South Australia - Jim
16. Davy Louston - Justine
17. Winter Shanty - Dianne
18. With Me Rubber Boots On - Mike
19. To Portsmouth Round - Justine
20. Black Socks Round - Marty
21. Bottle of the Best - Linn
22. Santiano - Carol
23. Sam's Gone Away - Dianne
24. Sloop John A (Les Barker) - Linn
(Again, we were discussing that some sad sea songs sound happy and some happy sea songs sound sad, as well as sad songs sounding sad and happy songs sounding happy. I explained that this is a song of abject disappointment. )
25. Botany Bay - Mike
26. Grey Funnel Line - Don
27. Heave Ya Ho - Marty
28. Drink To All the Lassies - Nicole (who will correct the title if I'm wrong, I hope)
29. Dundee Weaver - Linn (another song containing good advice)
30. The Wooden Leg Parson - Mike
31. The Sailor's Farewell - Gail
Then, as she, Jim, and Emily were leaving for her birthday celebration, we, of course, had to sing a few birthday songs -- to Halleluyah Chorus and "Why Were You Born So Beautiful".
32. Thyme It Is a Precious Thing -- Dianne (using her "girl" voice)
33. Chopped Off the Head of Her - Mike (who has promised to find the actual title)
34. Mrs. McGrath - Justine
35. Garner's Gay - Marty
36. Sailor's Prayer (Tom Lewis) - Linn
37. Cairo-Town - Don
38. My Johnny Was a Shoemaker - Tyler
39. William Bloat - Nicole
40. Mickey's Warning - Linn
41. The Gas Man - Dianne
42. Banks of Sicily - Tyler
43. Joke and Push About the Pitcher - Marty
44. Shenandoah - Don
45. Home, Dearie, Home - Linn
46. Fisher Row - Tyler
47. Sea Coal - Marty & Tyler
48. Seaman's Hymn - Don and the Company

That's it, I think. Please let me know if there are any additions or corrections.

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest Dianne
Date: 18 Jan 16 - 09:10 PM

Thanks Linn!
Dianne


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 18 Jan 16 - 09:31 PM

Quite a list in spite of the low turnout!


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Jan 16 - 12:31 PM

Thanks for posting this!


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Jan 16 - 08:25 AM

I caught myself several times forgetting to write down what I was singing. Did I sing "Flash Company" in response to a song that Dianne (or someone) sang that had a similar line about not building your nest in the top of a tree?

I woke up this morning with a vague memory that I did...

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Jan 16 - 06:20 PM

Anybody read this? Anybody remember for sure whether I sang it or not?

I'm pretty sure I didn't sing it at Friday night's session and it DID fit in with something sung Saturday. I either sang it or wanted to sing it.

Sometimes I'm a lousy scribe...

Linn


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest-Dianne
Date: 20 Jan 16 - 09:56 PM

I don't remember you singing that, but I arrive late.


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Subject: RE: January Press Room (NH) Shanty Sing
From: maeve
Date: 21 Jan 16 - 05:18 AM

I read this, always. I have no idea what you might have sung.


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