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PoohBear Lyr Req: Rolling Down the River (Jack Forbes) (32) RE: Lyr Req: modern shanty about container ships 25 May 05


So what makes a song a shanty? Besides the call/response format? Is it the venue in which it is sung? It's a shanty when sung on a sailing vessel while at work and a forbitter when sung on dry land over a pint? Just trying to understand the semantics of it all. . .
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PB


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