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Author Topic: 'Worms' and 'One More Day' sea shanty  (Read 351 times)
mike s
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« on: February 12, 2021, 04:28:30 AM »

OK so 'Worms' is partly a kind of dark sea shanty - agreed..?

I've just discovered a trad shanty called 'One More Day' that contains the line 'Rock and Roll me over'.  Co-incidence..?

Moreover would that be the origin of the phrase 'rock and roll' - was it nautical slang for the motion of ships in rough seas..?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 12:29:09 PM »

I think there may be some other origin for the expression Rock and Roll, and it can also involve a bit of back and forth motion.

It'll come to you, what I'm talking about, if you think for a minute.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 03:29:04 PM »

Heh heh sure - but a boat literally rocks and rolls so I'll take that meaning  Grin


I think there may be some other origin for the expression Rock and Roll, and it can also involve a bit of back and forth motion.

It'll come to you, what I'm talking about, if you think for a minute.
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