Mudcat Café message #700028 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15839   Message #700028
Posted By: robinia
28-Apr-02 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Help: Sea-faring songs go Oilfield??
Subject: RE: Help: Sea-faring songs go Oilfield??
Hey, a big difference between sea chanties and "oil songs" is that the chanty accompanied real physical work (and the work came first; in fact leading a working chanty can be surprisingly difficult ...). Of course, there're lots of seafaring songs that aren't "chanties"; the sea does seem to inspire strong (ambivalent) feelings (my favorite is the Arcadian "Allons la mer est belle")...