Mudcat Café message #466392 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: SeanM
19-May-01 - 05:03 PM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys

Given the prevailing attitudes that I found amongst sailors, I think songs like "Maid o' Amsterdam" would be a marked improvement. At least THOSE sailors actually felt sorry for and/or tried to provide for the future of the women they left pregnant behind them...