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JWB happy? - July 12 ("the bloody forty") (5) RE: happy? - July 12 12 Jul 05


Abby,

Thanks for the Happy! shout-out. Because I was earning a living today and not having fun with folk music, the anniversary passed me right by.

Since I'm not dead yet, I'll share with you that the second line of the chorus of "The Dreadnaught Mutiny", quoted above, is: And I've shipped aboard me share of blood boats, matey. At least that's how I wrote it, though I will never argue with the folk process.

Not exactly a mondegreen, but understandable since no one uses that term anymore. A blood boat was a packet in which the crew supped handspike gruel and scarfed seaboot tea:

Oh, it's larboard and starboard on deck you will sprawl
For kickin' Jack Williams commands this Black Ball!

Be well,

Jerry


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