Mudcat Café message #729883 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48561   Message #729883
Posted By: kendall
14-Jun-02 - 09:31 AM
Thread Name: help: Moby Dick shanty thread?
Subject: RE: help: Moby Dick shanty thread?
I never killed a whale, but, I have rowed a boat; a big 9 man lifeboat. Believe me you have little breath for singing. Maximum pulling power was obtained by the cox'n saying "Stroke, stroke, stroke." He kept the rhythm, but did not sing.