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Thread #157369   Message #3713735
Posted By: Lighter
01-Jun-15 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Chanteys in Greig-Duncan
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Chanteys in Greig-Duncan
Hi, Steve. I was only speculating about why they might be the first songs to appear in the published collection.

It's true that G&D's informants might not usually have thought of singing shanties, even if they knew them. They were in some ways more like chants than songs. Offhand I can think of only one especially Scottish shanty, namely "Highland Laddie."

> The only shanties I ever recorded there were from an old Cape-Horner who was on the grain and meat ships but he was from London.

Now, of course, you're obligated to post them.