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Do you guys know Paul Clayton and the Foc'sle singers?  His 'Leave her Johnny' is particularly good. (It is on itunes.)



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Aug. 21st, 2013 09:16 pm (UTC)
I didn't, but I do now! I love that song and it's amazing how different it can sound when sung by different singers. This one sounds like a proper working song.
Aug. 21st, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
That is the accent of my childhood. I probably don't sound quite like that anymore-- too much knocking around the rest of the country particularly the South-- but my classmates did and do. (And it is the accent of Miss Starbuck too.)

I love the words too-- such frustration with the ship. 'She would not wear and she would not stay--' I can so imagine Mr Bush singing that, or maybe Jack Aubrey in an unobserved moment.

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