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Thread #169408   Message #4094837
Posted By: Steve Gardham
25-Feb-21 - 02:56 PM
Thread Name: Review: Davis & Tozer 50 Sailors Songs or Chanties
Subject: RE: Review: Davis & Tozer 50 Sailors Songs or Chanties
Okay I can imagine a sentimental tar making up or singing such a song
in the foc's'l but as a chanty? 'it filled my heart with deep despair'!!! I just can't conceive it. The imaginative dream idea also features in some rather suspect ballads. I do accept I'm the ultimate cynic, but ....

It is well-known that sailors and members of the forces sang and still sing some songs of a sentimental type, even at the sods operas. I have recorded some, but sung as a worksong on a noisy ship, I just can't believe it.