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Ship'scat Help: Calling all shanty experts! (38) RE: Help: Calling all shanty experts! 23 Nov 00

One of the rare exceptions to Royal Navy shanty frowning was the ancient (pre-1800) Spanish Ladies which it turns of was used as a homeward bound shanty in both the military and merchant services. Perhaps the Naval dispensation stemmed from the inclusion of useful piloting instructions in the verses.

Another 18th century song with strong nautical (and possibly) shanty ties is the sailor's alphabet - or the good folks at Oxford.


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