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GUEST,Anne Croucher Lyr Req: Suitable shanties for female singers (43) RE: Lyr Req: Suitable shanties for female singers 06 Oct 04

I used Haul em away for the for's'l and Cheerly Man for the main - OK it was a little yacht and just me hauling - but it helped to keep a rhythm and not start too fast and run out of breath before finishing the job.

'We'll pay Paddy Doyle for his BOOTS'is a useful bouncing cars out of the way in a pub car park in Portsmouth shanty - there is always someone willing to block everyone else in, you just have to build a wall around a courtyard and put pub car park on a notice and they park and leave. Done on pay day Thursdays the shifting power of a few assorted matelot is quite frightening.

Having used shanties a)at sea b)when hoisting sails and c)to coordinate sailors I only really need to sit on the capstan playing the fiddle for hoisting the anchor to have run the whole gammaut of shantimandom.


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