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Morris Dancers. Yes, those are lady Morris Dancers, some of them. Yes, that’s a modern innovation. No, I don’t really mind.

But ladies singing sea shanties? Absolutely haram!

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Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 24, 2017, 9:19 pm

Ladies singing sea shanties?

Why not?
“Ladies” are absolutely a big part of sea shanties
:)

“Farewell to the lads we’ve known in this town
weigh hey off ya go
You’ve left us enough for to buy a silk gown
ya rollickin randy dandy oh!”

I bet females might have had such songs, but made damn sure no men ever wrote them down to be passed on.
This is the same sex that never “breaks wind”.

Moorish dancing – back in vogue!

 


Comment from drew458
Time: October 24, 2017, 9:42 pm

Lady Morris dancers!!??? Is there where I finally get a chance to say “Pull the other one, it’s got bells on.”?

“Fare thee well my dearest Nancy, I can no longer stay,
For the topsails are hoisted and the anchors aweigh,
And the ship she lies waiting for the fast flowing tide,
And if ever I return again, I will make you my bride,
And if ever I return again
And if ever I return again
And if ever I return again, I will make you my bride.”

 


Comment from Surly Ermine
Time: October 25, 2017, 2:16 am

“On the good ship Venus…”

What be yer favorite shanty? Or most offending? Possibly the same.

 


Comment from Tim Carlson
Time: October 25, 2017, 9:27 am

What be yer favorite shanty? Or most offending? Possibly the same.

Barnacle Bill The Sailor, hands down.

 


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: October 25, 2017, 3:14 pm

R.I.P.
Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017)
~
Nobody picked him this round…

 


Comment from drew458
Time: October 25, 2017, 4:21 pm

Aww, oh no. Sad. Poor old Fats.

 


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: October 25, 2017, 4:57 pm

Are there Morris Dancer competitions? Seems like it would be a good fund-raiser for a worthy cause.

 


Comment from Timbo
Time: October 25, 2017, 6:08 pm

Those look like practitioners of the Cotswold Morris style. For more primal stuff look up Witchmen Pagan Morris, unless the use of blackface offends you. Sadly, when I lived in the UK I was an addict.

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 25, 2017, 8:04 pm

Wait.

THOSE are Morris dancers?
I thought it was a picture of the Berkeley police in riot gear!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: October 25, 2017, 9:12 pm

I’ve never been sung the full words to Barnacle Bill, and you know why. It’s famous.

I know someone who is a Morris dance choreographer. Worse, she’s a horrible American woman.

 


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: October 26, 2017, 12:39 am

That’s why the English allowed you in stoaty, parity to offset the horrible American woman.

 

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