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Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
26-Mar-20 - 01:02 AM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Steve: Not to always be giving you reading assignments but, if you could refresh on the first few pages of Hugill's foreword and tell me if you think he did right by the c.100AD working man.

We're all fine with music being used aboard ships at various points in the histories of many cultures, but to try to link them all up would be a helluva task.

It's Western History. No different than naval science or psalmody. We're missing whole record catalogs from the twentieth century. You do what you can for 300BC.

Personally, I don't see how you've come this far without at least a few paragraphs on the celeusma somewhere, sometime by somebody.