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August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing

Bat Goddess 13 Aug 18 - 09:13 AM
Bat Goddess 14 Aug 18 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,Guest Dianne 16 Aug 18 - 10:57 AM
GUEST,Don Hale 16 Aug 18 - 12:51 PM
Bat Goddess 17 Aug 18 - 01:49 PM
ChanteyLass 17 Aug 18 - 10:25 PM
GUEST,Guest Dianne 18 Aug 18 - 08:10 AM
Bat Goddess 18 Aug 18 - 09:19 PM
GUEST,Guest Dianne 19 Aug 18 - 08:31 AM
Bat Goddess 19 Aug 18 - 01:40 PM
Bat Goddess 20 Aug 18 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,Guest Dianne 22 Aug 18 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,Don Hale 22 Aug 18 - 11:38 AM
Bat Goddess 22 Aug 18 - 02:58 PM
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Subject: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 13 Aug 18 - 09:13 AM

The August Press Room Shanty, Forebitter, and Foc's'l Ballad Session-In-Exile will be this Saturday, August 18th from 3:30 to 7:30 at the Continental Restaurant & Bar -- just north of Dover 2 blocks from the intersection of Rtes. 108 and Rte. 9. See previous threads for address and directions.

For consistency and ease is searching for past threads, I'm continuing to refer to the session in the header as "Press Room" even though we're meeting for the time being at the Continental north of Dover and not in Portsmouth. I toured the Press Room last week -- with the aid of one of the owners and a copy of the plans -- but it looks to me like it's not going to be open by the end of August as they'd hoped. While they are being both referential and reverential in their rethinking of the space, it will be considerably different from the old floorplan. That being said, I'm pretty sure we'll be able to take the shanty sing back "home" sometime in the next month or two.

At the Continental, there's plenty of FREE parking, handicapped access, lots of seating, good acoustics, Guinness on draft, and Chinese food and buffet. We're in the function room just off the bar -- turn left at the saltwater aquarium, then turn right into the function room.

Hope to see you all then!

Linn


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 14 Aug 18 - 01:07 PM

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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest Dianne
Date: 16 Aug 18 - 10:57 AM

I plan to be there!

Dianne


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 16 Aug 18 - 12:51 PM

Me to! Looking forward to it.

                           Don


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 17 Aug 18 - 01:49 PM

I'm back from my road trip and other adventures.

This morning I started reading "Dangerous Work" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- his journal when he was a twenty-year-old medical student (1880) and signed on as surgeon on the S.S. Hope, a whaler in the Greenland Fishery out of Peterhead.

Dangerous Work - Review

I'm only about 30 pages into the book, but he's mentioned singing aboard ship several times.

Linn


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 17 Aug 18 - 10:25 PM

Ooo. I want to read that book!
I just went to RI's libraries' site and looked for it. It seems that in my state, there is only one copy of the book. It's in a nearby town. I frequently go to that library; it's near a small market I like to shop at. I just reserved reserved the book, but because today I've just started a light novel, I asked that Doyle's book be sent to my own town's library. I'll be ready to read it when it arrives, and the state's library funding scheme is based partly on the number of books borrowed at each library, so I hope it is credited to mine. I live in a poor small town where many of the mills shut down when manufacturing moved south. The other town is the second wealthiest in the state. We can barely afford to keep our library functioning--in fact several years ago it cut back drastically on hours. In the summer, it's closed on Saturdays, and year-round it is only open 3 evenings/week. That's far fewer hours than the other one.


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest Dianne
Date: 18 Aug 18 - 08:10 AM

Hello out there! Is anyone paying attention? Who else is attending?

Dianne


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 18 Aug 18 - 09:19 PM

Dianne, where were you?!? We had a grand time! Full table and some new or seldom seen singers so lots of new songs.

Full report tomorrow.

Linn


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest Dianne
Date: 19 Aug 18 - 08:31 AM

Well, the plans got set aside to help out my daughter.

Sorry, hope it was a good session.


Dianne


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 19 Aug 18 - 01:40 PM

It was a lovely session, Dianne.

I'm taking today off to recover from too much fun this past week, so I might not post the details until tomorrow. I've been at a gallop since Tuesday and today I'm just...not.

Linn


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 20 Aug 18 - 07:54 PM

Okay... I'm still recovering from my road trip and busy weekend, I think, but here goes...

By the way, it was Alan Villiers I was trying to think of...author of Falmouth For Orders. (Which I need to reread one of these days.)

The crew was Steve from Gloucester, Bill & Carol who brought Art with them, Don Hale, April & Eric, and Jim & Gail.

And we sang --
1. Plum Island National Anthem - Linn
2. Farewell to Carlingford - Steve
3. Away, Rio - Art
4. Lady Franklin's Lament - Don
5. Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her - Art
6. All Coiled Down - Don
7. Talcahuano Girls - Linn
8. Farewell and Adieu to You, Spanish Ladies - Don
9. Steve added Gloucester Dorymen verses he wrote.
10. Deep River Blues - April
11. Race of Long Ago - Linn
12. Fiddler's Green - Art
13. My Name It Is Dan Dan - Don
14. Paddy Doyle's Boots - Linn
15. Row, Boys, Row (Sally Brown)[not any of the ones you're thinking of] - April
16. The Boys of Fair Hill - Jim
17. Battle of Lake Erie - Gail
18. The Wake Behind the Boat - Steve
19. Te Nervous Wreck of Edna Fitzgerald (Camille West) - Linn (brucing it)
20. Big Bow Wow - Don
21. The Deckhand's Alphabet - Steve
22. Row, Boys, Row (Row against the tide) - Art
23. Cannery Shed - Linn
24. Haul, Boys, Haul - Don
25. Make and Break Harbor (rewritten for Marblehead) - Steve
26. Blow the Man Down - Gail
27. Row, Me Bully Boys ["we'll sing and we'll dance and say good bye to France"] - Art
28. Shantyman Who's Never Been To Sea (Micca) - Linn, aborted because I got the tune cross-threaded
29. Greenland Whale Fisheries - Don
30. Sloop John A (Les Barker) - Linn
31. Darby Ram [yet another version] - Eric
32. That's the Ticket - Gail
33. Constant Lovers - Steve
34. Only a Shanty In Old Shanty Town (Jerry Bryant) - Linn
35. Sailor Is a-Drink-eye-in - April
36. Hieland Laddie - Jim
37. Yangtze River - Steve
38. Madam Gashay's - Linn
39. Shove Around the Jug (Lewiston Falls) - Art
40. Whiskey-O, Johnny-O - Linn
41. Rose of Allendale - Gail
42. Bay of Biscay - Linn
43. Sing And Push About the Pitcher - Art
44. Isle of Hope and Tears - Steve
45. The Weeping Willow Tree - Don
46. Lowlands - Gail
47. Johnny Come Down to Hilo - Art
48. Shake Her, Johnny, Shake Her - Linn
(Two songs with women wearing a blue dress)
49. Silver Sea - Steve
50. Sailors Farewell Hymn - Gail
51. Seamen's Hymn - Don and the Company

Please let me know of any errors or ommissions...

Thanks, everyone, for coming!

Linn


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Guest Dianne
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 08:29 AM

Ahhh. Wish I could have been there!
Dianne


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: GUEST,Don Hale
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 11:38 AM

So do we, Dianne. The question of the day was "Where's Dianne?"!
#29 is "The Greenland Whale" from the journal of the whaleship "Bengal", 1833. I need to keep the titles straight so I know which version I sang when I go back to the song lists, Linn. It WAS a good session!
                     
                              Don


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Subject: RE: August Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Aug 18 - 02:58 PM

I'm just really glad to know that these lists I make of what we sang are useful to others.

I know Charley Noble likes reading them to see what he missed...but, hmmm, we all might benefit more if he'd take some time out of his busy life to come to the session. (Hint, hint, Charley -- you've been missed.)


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