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Old 21-01-2013, 18:25   #16
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The flip side, after all of the fear and machinery failures and danger and exhaustion and expense and fights.
I caught a nice tuna in the anchorage today, we're making sushi for dinner.
I caught the longest wave of my life today.
I jumped off of the boat into the warm water just because I could.
The 2 beautiful, tan South African sisters on the boat next to us were running around naked on deck half the day today.
My kid caught his first 4 fish today.
I saw an 8 year old girl paddle into her first wave today.
I'm sitting here in surf trunks and no shirt, after sunset, with all the hatches open.
My wife looks good in her new bikini.
It feels worth it to me right now.
That sounds great!!!!!! It's minus 10 C. here and snow storm coming..
I am sooo envious.
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I guess Im just to old ! all my chantys are like "What do ya do with a drunken Sailor" I don't know any songs after 1969 LOL O well when I drink a little rum I remember all those old chantys, now if I could just remember them when Im sober LOL
Most of the songs we are listening to are from that era. Because we are goofy that way, we have been listening to a lot of the traditional sea shanties. We stream the music so we get exposed to more and varying music. The prevailing theme is one of a very hard life full of misery. Not really surprising when you consider what life was truly like back in the days of square rigged ships. Even today, if it's not truly in your soul to be out there "in the deep blue sea" ... This is easily seen in how many people take off to sail the seas and how many of you still do

Truth be told I doubt I have it in me to be a cruiser. I intend to very much enjoy the coast of California and maybe one day retire aboard. Of course at this point my father always interrupts me to explain how those were his exact words. /chuckle
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Old 21-01-2013, 18:51   #18
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The flip side, after all of the fear and machinery failures and danger and exhaustion and expense and fights.
I caught a nice tuna in the anchorage today, we're making sushi for dinner.
I caught the longest wave of my life today.
I jumped off of the boat into the warm water just because I could.
The 2 beautiful, tan South African sisters on the boat next to us were running around naked on deck half the day today.
My kid caught his first 4 fish today.
I saw an 8 year old girl paddle into her first wave today.
I'm sitting here in surf trunks and no shirt, after sunset, with all the hatches open.
My wife looks good in her new bikini.
It feels worth it to me right now.
/smile
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Old 21-01-2013, 19:00   #19
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There are other songs, just not all that mainstream:

"I like Big Boats"
Dude! That was so funny!
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Re: Sailors be warned

A few years back a guy on messingaboutwithboats.com did a survey of the top 10 sailing songs:

Top 10 Sailing Songs - the Winners - Messing About In Sailboats

Drunken brawls, lost loves and lost ships pretty much sum them up.
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Read the last 4 of 5 entries in the Vendee Globe thread and be thankful...
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maybe we cling to the old songs because the new ones are a bit too aggressive:

WARNING:
BAD WORDS.
MANY BAD WORDS.
or maybe...
THE SAME TWO OR THREE BAD WORDS
REPEATED.
ALOT.

but still amusing




... I'm a broken man on a Halifax pier,
the last of Barrett's privateers.
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That sounds great!!!!!! It's minus 10 C. here and snow storm coming..
I am sooo envious.
My kid says TTFG to that. -10 :0
Time To F'in Go!
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"I wish I'd never have born." is the line most used by forum members who have bought project boats.
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I have been told sailing is 80% "Ahh this is the life!" 15% "Ahhh damn what are we going to do now?" and 5% "God just let me live and I promise...". So far all of my limited experience has been either "Why aren't we moving?" or "Oh yea look at us go! We're flying now. (probably not doing two knots).

And all I can think about is getting out there again.
I think you forgot the bit about discovering that being cold, wet, miserable and occassionally scared not always as much fun as it is cracked up to be .
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I find it ominous that I have picked a hobby where the majority of songs/stories about it involve phrases such as "wish to god I'd never been born". I should take that as a warning?
I only know of one:[INDENT] In South Australia I was born
Heave away, haul away
In South Australia, 'round Cape Horn
We're bound for South Australia

Haul away your rolling king
Heave away, haul away
Haul away, you'll hear me sing
We're bound for South Australia

As I walked out one morning fair
Heave away, haul away
'Twas there I met Miss Nancy Blair
We're bound for South Australia

There's just one thing that's on my mind
Heave away, haul away
That's leaving Nancy Blair behind
We're bound for South Australia

And as we wallop 'round Cape Horn
Heave away, haul away
You'll wish to God you've never been born
We're bound for South Australia

In South Australia I was born
Heave away, haul away
In South Australia, 'round Cape Horn
We're bound for South Australia

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aaaaaaaaaahh....songs made during the times of pressing sailors and shanghai-ing sailors to involuntarily slave on military and merchant ships of yore--looong ago--is such a different world of sailing now--aint life grand?? each song had a specific job on boat---one for up anchor and capstan work, one for unfurling topsails--many songs now called chanties and by those unknowing, shanties(a shanty is a derelict cabin like structure. a chantey is a sailors song....)
we were taught some by our salty uncle who was our sailing instructor.
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Since becoming obsessed with the prospect of sailing we have been exposed to many new and different songs/artists. Not only classic shanties used to time work aboard ship, like the couple mentioned above, but also a lot of folk type music comes across for us. We entered the song Barrett's Privateers (boy were they stupidest pirates ever) into pandora and were exposed to a whole new genre of music(isn't modern technology wonderful). Music always is playing in our home. The entire family has very eclectic taste. Rock, Reggae, Show toons, Disney songs, one never knows what might be blaring out the speakers. Here lately though as we are still enjoying the romantic fantasy of our future at sea, the shanties and other sea songs are mostly in attendance.
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aaaaaaaaaahh....songs made during the times of pressing sailors and shanghai-ing sailors to involuntarily slave on military and merchant ships of yore--looong ago--is such a different world of sailing now--aint life grand?? each song had a specific job on boat---one for up anchor and capstan work, one for unfurling topsails--many songs now called chanties and by those unknowing, shanties(a shanty is a derelict cabin like structure. a chantey is a sailors song....)
we were taught some by our salty uncle who was our sailing instructor.
Is that so? I didn't know it was chanties. I had always read shanty. I'm not out there cruising yet, so I cannot say anything with certainty, but I'm willing to eager it's not so different today. The vast majority of people who take off cruising make their first passage, fly home and sell their yacht. There are some, like you amazing folks have it in your soul. We are sure hoping that turns out to be the case for us too.

I digress. Many of these chanties and folk lore songs are so upbeat and fun its not until you really oat attention to the words that you realize they are singing of hardship and misery
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Is that so? I didn't know it was chanties. I had always read shanty. I'm not out there cruising yet, so I cannot say anything with certainty, but I'm willing to eager it's not so different today. The vast majority of people who take off cruising make their first passage, fly home and sell their yacht. There are some, like you amazing folks have it in your soul. We are sure hoping that turns out to be the case for us too.

I digress. Many of these chanties and folk lore songs are so upbeat and fun its not until you really oat attention to the words that you realize they are singing of hardship and misery
Eager=wager
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