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Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?

Big Al Whittle 13 Feb 18 - 01:21 AM
Dave Hanson 13 Feb 18 - 03:13 AM
GUEST,Observer 13 Feb 18 - 03:53 AM
Joe Offer 13 Feb 18 - 04:01 AM
The Sandman 13 Feb 18 - 04:06 AM
Big Al Whittle 13 Feb 18 - 02:43 PM
ChanteyLass 14 Feb 18 - 08:05 PM
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Subject: Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 01:21 AM

I adapted this song from a John Masefield poem about Long John Silver several years ago. The John Masefield estate gave me permission to do it and it appeared on a charity album to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Although I've loved Treasure Island all my life - its a song I'm not really confident of being able to communicate to an audience. So no one much has heard the song. The recent popularity of shanty groups has made realise - heres something maybe their audiences would like.

A shanty group would certainly give it a lustier dimension than my weedy guitar accompaniment.


https://soundcloud.com/denise_whittle/john-silver


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Subject: RE: Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 03:13 AM

Love it Al, great pickin too.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 03:53 AM

Doubt it shanty groups/choirs usually like to sing shanties - which this song isn't.


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Subject: RE: Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 04:01 AM

When it comes to pickin', Al ain't no slouch.

I really like the recording, Al.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?
From: The Sandman
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 04:06 AM

Iwill have a listen later and see if i can use it


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Subject: RE: Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Feb 18 - 02:43 PM

well yes i realise that.

however most people love Treasure Island. And the name of the game is entertaining the people in front of you.

I think the words of the guy who was the poet laureate when i was a kid might be of interest to the generation of reasonably cultured people one might expect to turn up at a concert given by a shanty group.

anyway....its not compulsory. just an idea.


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Subject: RE: Any Shanty groups fancy going this song?
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 14 Feb 18 - 08:05 PM

Nice! I'm sure there are people in the Sea Music community who would enjoy singing it and others who would appreciate hearing it.


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