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Gibb Sahib A new way to collect chanties (19) RE: A new way to collect chanties 23 Jul 17

I can definitely hear a version of "Canadian" in these performances.

This thread is old, but some few years back I found an on-line discussion where the creator of the game said they had used my YT channel and that of threelegsoman as resources.

Thanks for asking ;) The sort of thing that interests me is forming and clarifying accurate historical views of chanty singing. I'm very much interested in the practical dimensions, as I view chanty singing as a practice -- a performative practice, not a repertory of songs about a certain subject or belonging to certain people. At a point in history, certain people acquired this practice and employed it as part of their daily life, and used it as a means of expression. I'm interested in informing all sorts of people about this way of expressing oneself while at daily work. It's my opinion that that can't happen if "chanties" are presented as a subgenre of Folk that one expects to sing while at seaside festivals or to hear as soundtrack in movies about pirates, etc. I'm a weirdo, but if you work at it long enough sometimes you get through to people :o
[Note: Song at the end of the embedded video was just tacked on -- does not represent what we did on the ship.]
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