Mudcat Café message #153880 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16440   Message #153880
Posted By: SeanM
24-Dec-99 - 03:41 PM
Thread Name: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Subject: RE: Help: What is a 'forebitter'?
Here here!

Hearty agreement on all the above points... forebitters are not technically "shanties" (or however you wanna spell it), and we like breasts. Here here! Though, as I said earlier, saying that just 'cause something was a fo'c'sle song doesn't mean it wasn't used for a shantey every now and then.

But while we're adrift in the Horse Latitudes...

How many real shellbacks we got out here?

Across the line,
The Gulf Stream
Who would share the sailor's fate?

M one term before the mast, er... before the flight deck?

Westpac '92, (LHA-5, USS Peleliu)