Mudcat Café message #144162 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15839   Message #144162
Posted By: WyoWoman
03-Dec-99 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: Help: Sea-faring songs go Oilfield??
Subject: Sea-faring songs go Oilfield??
I saw a film the other night (the name of which escapes me right now) that took place in Scotland. The story was set in a small village and at one point one of the women said to another younger one, "Our men have always gone away, first to the sea, now to work on the rigs. You will just have to pull yourself together and get used to it..."

And it set me wondering if there are now the oilfield equivalent of sea chanteys, in the same way some of the chanteys became railroad songs?