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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
27-Feb-14 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: English vs. American folk culture
Subject: RE: English vs. American folk culture
For early 19th century marine work songs, or chanteys;
"Steerage Passenger, The Quid, or Tales of My Messmates," W. Strange, 1832.
I have not seen this book, but 'ditties' or bits of song for heaving the capstan around, are quoted.