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Mysha Visuals of Chanties at Work (33) RE: Visuals of Chanties at Work 11 Aug 14


Mr. Red, I know the derivation; the "why" was meant to refer to how the name came into existence. The Romance root of the name could be tied to the region where the shanty, as a work song combined with timing, developed.

Ian, can you point me to sources for William's records and the singing in The Tempest, as I'd learn about them. Thanks. I've been told that the British Navy, in fact, did not allow singing during most tasks. I could imagine that the navy men were supposed to be well-trained enough to work in unison anyway (whether that expectation was correct or not).


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