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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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'Songs of a Shantyman: Captain John Robinson', English Dance & Song, 42.2 (1980), 2-5.
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.m.
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.
I bought a copy of Roll and Go: The Shantyman's Day Aboard a Yankee Clipper years ago.
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.m.
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.
Both shanties and waulking songs conveyed various moods, covered every required beat and rhythm, and usually exhibited a dialogic structure, with the key role being taken by one person--the shantyman, or a woman with a good singing voice--who governed the rhythm and led the group in singing well-known verses or improvising new ones, the rest of the group singing the refrain while the leader considered the line or couplet that would follow.