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Thread #46147   Message #683852
Posted By: Wincing Devil
05-Apr-02 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Huckleberry Hunting (Pumping Chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Huckleberry Hunting (Pumping Chantey)
Hughill, while a valuable resource, is not the be-all, end-all. Chanteys are a VERBAL tradition, there is no wrong or right, no definitive version. One of the best examples of that is the recent GREAT recording by Ship's Company Chanteymen.
In the Hauling Shanty "South Australia", they've extapolated a new verse:

In South Australia Skylab fell
To me heave away, to me Haul away!
Fifteen Billion shot to hell!
We're bound for south Australia!

Wincing Devil
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