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GUEST Chanteys in Royal Navy? (87* d) RE: Chanteys in Royal Navy? 06 May 19


Yank Navy and not just any old thread drift:

“'All hands up anchor!'

When that order was given, how we sprang to the bars, and heaved round that capstan; every man a Goliath, every tendon a hawser!–round and round–round, round it spun like sphere keeping time with our feet to the time of the fifer, till the cable was straight up and down, and the ship with her nose in the water.

'Heave and pall! Unship your bars, and make sail!'”
[Melville, Herman, White Jacket, (New York: Grove, 1850, p.20)]
White-Jacket
USS United States (1797)


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