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Thread #135160   Message #3671486
Posted By: Lighter
23-Oct-14 - 08:27 AM
Thread Name: A Little-Known Shanty Collection
Subject: RE: A Little-Known Shanty Collection
I doubt that a "teaching song" would focus on what you do with a drunken sailor, or never be collected in a version of more than two or three stanzas till it became a folkie standard.

But maybe that's just me.