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InOBU Earliest Commercial Shanty Recordings (92* d) RE: Earliest Commercial Shanty Recordings 10 Feb 11


Interesting note above on Shanty as a hovel in a slum... it comes from the Irish, sean teach, old house, sean being old and used in Ireland to describe traditional older singing styles, - sean nos...
There were certainly a large number of sailors from Irish speaking communities in most merchant marines, and Gaelic has crept into a lot of English slang - kabosh (cape of death) - galore ( enough ) - but, it seems to me, that sea shanty might also come from the French word for song...

Chears'm'dears agus, slan (so - long)
Lorcan


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