Mudcat Café message #1027953 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13706   Message #1027953
Posted By: GUEST,
02-Oct-03 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Soon May the Wellerman Come
Subject: RE: Help: Soon May the Wellerman Come
I'm a performing chantey-singer, and fell in love with this chantey when I heard David Coffin's recording of it. Some chanteys talk of killing whales, some of the whale killing the sailors, but this is the only one I've seen that talks of a stalemate!
Can anyone tell me what "tounging" refers to? I'm experienced on tall ships and I pride myself in knowing the meaning of everything I'm singing about. Thanks!