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Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
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14               Music of the Waters.
At the last word every man will throw his whole strength into the pull, all singing it in chorus, quickly and explo­sively, and so jump by jump, the sheet will be hauled taut at last. This very practical and certainly nautical ex­planation of the use of a capstan chanty I found in an old number of Chambers' Journal, to whose clever and in­structive columns I owe many hints on the subject of sailors and their songs.
Another version of " Haulin' the Bowlin'."
1.   Haul on the bowlin', the fore and main-top bowlin',
Haul on the bowlin*, the bowling Haul.
2.   Haul on the bowlin', the packet she's a rollin',
Haul on the bowlin', the bowlin', Haul.
3.   Haul on the bowlin', the captain he's a growling
Haulin' the bowlin', the bowlin', Haul.
At the word Haul, which terminates each couplet, the tars give a tremendous jerk on the rope.
One of the wildest and most mournful of the sailor songs is " Lowlands." The chorus is even more than usually

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