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Bat Goddess July Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing (15) RE: July Press Room [NH] Shanty Sing 22 Jul 18


Here goes. Let's see how far I get before I have to head to Hampton.

The crew was Me (Linn, aka Bat Goddess; more "She Who Must Be Obeyed" than crew), Nick Noble of "The Folk Revival" on WICN (Worcester, MA and the world) fame, Dianne Lavoie, Don Hale, Bob Eaton (welcome back after a long hiatus!), and Jim, Gail, and Emily Finn.

And we sang --

1. Paddy Doyle's Boots - Linn
2. Grey Funnel Line - Don
3. Water Is Wide - Nick
4. The River - Bob (Alan Reid)
5. Boney Was a Warrior - Dianne
6. Plum Island National Anthem - Linn (Richard Johnson)
7. Farewell tae Tarwathie - Don
8. Sonny - Gail & Emily
9. Barrett's Privateers - Nick
10. The Jeannie C - Dianne
11. Haul Away, Joe - Jim
12. Boys of Killybegs - Bob
13. Madame Gashay's - Linn
14. Farewell to Nova Scotia - Emily
15. Eddystone Light - Don & Nick
16. Weeping Willow Tree - Don
17. Talcahuano Girls - Linn
18. Connemara Cradle Song - Gail
19. Whale of a Tale - Nick
20. Adventures of the Rear Admiral and His Maid (recitation) - Linn
(I wrote this when I was 16 and in high school, probably during study hall.)
21. Haul Away - Bob (North Sea Gas)
Then there was a flurry of Down Maine-type stories and humor
22. South Australia - Jim
23. Bye Bye, My Roseanna - Dianne
24. The Dutchman - Emily
25. Sailor's Prayer - Linn (Tom Lewis)
26. Farewell to Carlingford - Don
27. The Ferryman - Nick
28. a couple verses of The Old Pubs to fit into the conversation - Linn
29. Song for Ireland - Gail (for a gentleman from Cork at the bar)
30. The Lobster - Linn
(I honestly don't know why things deteriorated...)
31. Pubic Hair (parody) - Dianne
32. Keep On Fishin' - Bob (Jon Campbell)
33. Bold Riley - Nick
34. Tinker, Tailor - Dianne (Tom Lewis)
35. Jingle Bells - the company (for a family of campers celebrating Christmas In July)
36. Rolling Home - Gail
37. Wiscasset Schooners - Bob (Lois Lyman, Jay Smith's former wife)
38. Baidin Fheillimi - Jim
39. Blow Ye Winds - Nick
40. Cairo-Town (Rollin' and Flowin') - Don (Dillon Bustin)
41. All For Me Grog - Dianne
42. Maggie May - Linn
43. Seaman's Prayer - Don and the Company


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