Mudcat Café message #4055748 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152346   Message #4055748
Posted By: meself
29-May-20 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
Subject: RE: 'Obscenity' in Chanties/Shanties
"the intimacy of the shantyman's topics was such as to make his extemporised verses unprintable." I love that - the "intimacy". It just sounds so ... warm and cuddly and tender and loving - how could they possibly be "unprintable"?