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Bupkes April Shanty Session, Press Room, NH (26) RE: April Shanty Session, Press Room, NH 23 Apr 12

Thanks so much to Ernie for listing the songs. However, my New York accent probably interfered with his catching the titles of two of mine:

17. should be Row On, the chorus of which is

   Row on, row on, another day
   May shine with brighter light;
   Ply, ply the oars and pull away,
   There's dawn beyond the night.

There's a discussion here about its variants.

35. is Tickle Cove Pond, a song from Newfoundland, about a man who calls for rescuing his horse after breaking through the ice of the pond. The chorus goes

Lay hold, William Oldford, lay hold William White
Lay hold of the cordage and pull all your might,
Lay hold of the bowline and pull all you can,
And give me a lift for poor Kit on the pond.

Thanks all who drove up all the way from Gloucester, and thanks all for a sweet afternoon of singing.


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