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Thread #48561   Message #729911
Posted By: GUEST,Nick
14-Jun-02 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: help: Moby Dick shanty thread?
Subject: RE: help: Moby Dick shanty thread?
I bought a record ( yes record) called 'BLOW Boys Blow" and when I watching Moby I recognised the voice. There were a couple of songs from the album in the movie as I recall. I THINK ONE was "Patty Doyle" dont recall the others, but they do sing "A rovin'" in Moby but that is not a shanty.

As for sining while rowing out to a whale it seems unlikly, it would probably scare the whale. A shanty is associated with hauling ropes, manning the pumps etc