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shantyman

(ˈʃæntɪmən; ˈʃæntɪˌmæn)
n, pl -men
1. (Professions) forestry a logger or lumberman
2. (Forestry) forestry a logger or lumberman

shantyman

(ˈʃæntɪmən; ˈʃæntɪˌmæn)
n, pl -men
1. (Music, other) music nautical a sailor who has the lead vocal part in a sea shanty or call and response song
2. (Nautical Terms) music nautical a sailor who has the lead vocal part in a sea shanty or call and response song
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Hartman, a shantyman from a southeastern Saskatchewan rail construction camp who was powerfully transformed by the Connor novels.
Music Jabooda with Shantyman and The Speakeasies, 9 p.
Hugill writes that "the shantyman in earlier times would sit on one of the upright bitts to sing his solos, but in later years, when the crews became smaller, he had to take part in the heaving" (71).
Most prominent among these enthusiasts was Stan Hugill (1906-1992), a Hoylake-born Merchant sailor and revered shantyman, heard on records, radio and TV.
Look out for Speedy Pete the Keyboard King, Shantyman Sam Small the Salt, The Chilean Bird and The Fastest One Man Band in the World.
With his unrivalled ability to get audiences to join in with rousing choruses he was resident shantyman at Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia.
Music Jabooda with Shantyman & The Speakeasies, 9 p.
And then the dreaded shantyman in the Aran sweater who, judging from his intake of ale, had tubular legs and bucket feet, would head for the stage.
15) As one of the most recent writers on shanties has noted, improvisation 'was regarded as a hallmark of a good shantyman and was, in fact, a necessity in work contexts where a given task could be done in varying lengths of time depending on the energy of the crew [and the] force of the wind and/or current'.
MEANWHILE, veteran singer and shantyman Johnny Collins launches an impressive list of monthly guests at Folk at the Swan over in Bedworth.
The popular latter-day shantyman brings his taste of the sea to the Midlands with songs serious and hilarious and some great choruses.