Mudcat Café message #471065 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: GUEST,Gareth Williams
26-May-01 - 04:22 PM
Thread Name: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Subject: RE: The origin of Sea Chanteys
Rutters ! - The old menmonic sailing directions may have been mutated into shanties. Try pricking the geographical locations, depths, and sea bottom mentioned in "Spanish Ladies" on a chart of the English Channel and see what you get - a pilots memonic from the Dodman to the North Foreland. Just a thought.