26 December 2011

#82 Wat Wi Doht

Stan Hugill, in Shanties from the Seven Seas, managed to slide this one in as part of his little series of songs using “hurrah!”

A capstan chanty, it’s the second in Plattdeutsch that I tackled. Hugill got this from the German chanty collection Knurrhahn (1936). Though I’ve not laid my hands on this book in print form, my understanding is that several volumes were published over the years, culled from different sources, as a repository of the repertoire of the “Knurrhahn” choir. 

moin moin,

Ranso :{

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