SailNet Community - View Single Post - Sailing specific songs
View Single Post
post #118 of Old 11-15-2012
dsullyec1
GennyWinch
 
dsullyec1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: baton rouge, LA
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 5
 
Send a message via Skype™ to dsullyec1
Re: Sailing specific songs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zephuros View Post
Wow, those were great, especially the Shiver Me Timbers. Took me back to 5 years of age when asked what I wanted to be I said "A beach bum". But that was before I discovered sailboats. Sinbad was my hero. Scheherazade my favorite music, even today.
I knew a guy in LA in the 60's that had a full reel (remember reel to reel?) of old sailing ditties. One I remember begins "Hoist the sails me hardies, and water the decks with brine, bend to the oars you lousy (rhyme needed here), the rest gets worse.
I remember others, but that was the nicest one.
Ha! That's funny. I enjoyed your childhood story, too. Yes, I remember reel to reels...used to have one.

I used to practically live in one of the trees in our front yard. My dad had planted 3 of them, one was straight up, another was pulled over at a 45 degree angle, and the last was pulled over parallel to the ground. When they got about 5 years old, they were huge, and wonderful climbing trees. I sat in the 45 degree tree all the time (used to run up it barefooted) and pretended to be on a sailing ship. Good memories. I think that's why I liked Pirates of the Caribbean so much...it reminded me of my childhood.
dsullyec1 is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome