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JWB Origins: Whaling Johnny (36) RE: Origins: Whaling Johnny 01 Jun 07


Your suggestion is perfect: let's get the squad to try it out.

I don't find it challenging to picture two pulls on either chorus. To me, hauling to "Whaling Johnny" seems more logical than to "Lowlands", for example. I sing WJ imagining the 2nd pull on HI in both choruses. It's a nice, steady 4/4, as long as you don't, as you point out so perspicatiously, draw out the final "Loooooooooooo". Did that originate with Stan?

That prolongation of the terminal vowel in "Whaling Johnny" doesn't bother me nearly as much as the All-for-me-grog-like thumping that has crept into "Old Maui". Can't stand that.


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