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Posted By: Wincing Devil
22-Dec-99 - 10:01 PM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: What is a 'forebitter'?
I understand that it is a type of sea shantey. "Rolling Down to Old Maui" is a forebitter. What distinguishes a forbitter from, say a heaving or capstan chanty? (Hmm... 2 spellings of shantie in 1 message, make that 3!)