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Thread #162666   Message #3944360
Posted By: Steve Gardham
16-Aug-18 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
'high altitude East Africa'.

Hi Jag, I suspected something like that. Actually that is very interesting in that one very strong proposed source of chantey singing is via East African slaves taking their customs with them to the Caribbean plantations. If you read Gibb's new book that is a very realistic possibility. I feel a thesis coming on! (Not really, I'm too long in the tooth.)