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Reiver 2 Tune Req: Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest (25) RE: Fifteen Men on a Dead Man's Chest -alternate tune? 16 Oct 08

In response to Jayto's question: I've always assumed that the "deadman's chest" was a reference not to a part of the deceased anatomy, but to a "treasure chest" that had belonged to him. I probably got that notion from the scene early in Treasure Island where Blind Pew and the others are hunting for Billy Bones' chest which contained (before Jim Hawkins lifted it)the treasure map. Any other thoughts on what kind of chest the song refers to?

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