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Okiemockbird Sea Shanty Jargon (34) RE: Sea Shanty Jargon 17 Jan 00

The Shambles, do you remember which songs they stood for and which they sat for ? Shanties strictly so-called are work songs (capstan shanties, foremast shanties, etc.) which would only be sung during work. Off-duty sailors, or sailors sitting in pubs between voyages, sang show tunes or any old song. Maybe the difference you observed was between shanties and pub-songs ?


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