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April 4, 2011

Despite its slobbering multicutural pretensions, Seattle remains the whitest city in the United States. Proof:

Northwest Seaport sea chantey sing-along
A chantey sing-along on board the Steamship Virginia V, docked at the Historic Ships Wharf in Seattle's Lake Union Park, will be held Friday, April 8 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.

Sea chanteys are just the rap of the pale brothers of the far north.

Posted by Vanderleun at April 4, 2011 1:56 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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White people, given enough time, can romanticize anything. Even sea-going pederasts.

"Asshole rules the Navy, asshole rules the sea,
so if you want a bit of bum you better get it from your chum. Get it from your chum boy get it from your chum - get it from your chum - cause you'll get no ass from me."

If they were to sing chanties as they were truly sung back in the day, I might be tempted to attend. As it stands, I'd rather stay home and watch Captain Kangaroo reruns.

Posted by: westsoundmodern at April 4, 2011 3:54 PM

Then there's also Chap-Hop.

No, I hadn't heard of it before today either.

Posted by: rickl at April 4, 2011 5:16 PM

"White people, given enough time, can romanticize anything. Even sea-going pederasts."

So fine I quoted it at the link where one person couldn't see what race had to do with it. A sea port, etc.

Posted by: vanderleun at April 4, 2011 6:19 PM

Oh, come on. You remember Arlo Guthrie's "One Night" album? It had the great introduction to "The Story of Reuben Clamzo and his Strange Daughter, in the Key of A".

A clam-chanty.

Posted by: Blackwing1 at April 5, 2011 2:42 PM

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