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Thread #46147   Message #3118920
Posted By: Lighter
22-Mar-11 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Huckleberry Hunting (Pumping Chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Huckleberry Hunting (Pumping Chantey)
The "saw somethin'" lines would undoubtedly have made shanty editors blush, but they're so widely attested (well, relatively speaking) on land that they must have been part of the shanty.

"Huckleberry pickin'" (the more usual idiom for the activity) offers other possibilities.