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shanty,

in music: see chanteychantey
or shanty
, work song with marked rhythm, particularly one sung by a group of sailors while hoisting sail or anchor or pushing the capstan. Often it has solo stanzas sung by a leader, the chanteyman, with a chorus repeated after each by the entire group.
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shanty

1. A hut, usually of wood; a small structure of rough character.
2. A temporary building on a construction site used for storage or as a contractor’s office.

shanty

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1. a ramshackle hut; crude dwelling
2. formerly, in Canada
a. a log bunkhouse at a lumber camp
b. the camp itself

shanty

2, shantey, chanty (US), chantey
a song originally sung by sailors, esp a rhythmic one forming an accompaniment to work.
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Running off the same mark, Sea Shanty will be very hard to beat in a race that does not look as deep as the Ascot cavalry charge.
Liverpool-born DJ Janice Long hosted the main stage, while Our Liverpool Song - a new sea shanty for the modern day, commissioned by Albert Dock and written by Jason Ellis and mezzo soprano Kathryn Rudge, was performed during a unique choral event on Sunday lunchtime.
Jim says: "The sea shanty goes back about 3,000 years to the ancient Greeks and there is documentary evidence of them being sung on rowing boats.
I also love the pictures opposite of the staff and residents enjoying a sea shanty sing-along at the Shoreline Nursing Home, but I'm sure they're not the only ones having a great time at events across Teesside.
On Sunday, the Bluecoat will be hosting a day of free live music and sea shanty workshops, including Bernie Davis's Sea Songs and Sailor Town, focusing on those songs inspired by sailors' visits to 19th-century Liverpool.
Pete was booked to sing at a sea shanty and pirate ballad night in London's Barbican, alongside stars such as Shane McGowan.
While Mo is dashing around, Pilot Pete is worrying about Plane, as usual, and Fisherman Fin and Boat are writing a special sea shanty to sing to all the boys and girls down at the harbour.
Violin - a cross between a children's rhyme and a sea shanty - was followed by a song about alcohol, greeted with the usual Scottish cheer.
Swansea's maritime quarter will be full of the sounds of the sea this weekend when the city's annual sea shanty festival begins.
Folk Festival on the Dock, featuring Henry Priestman, will bring together the city's rich music and maritime heritage in an exuberant celebration of live acoustic folk, sea shanty and roots music over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
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Performers from string quartets to sea shanty singers will entertain guests at 19 gardens, which will be open to the public around the villages of Kirkburton and Highburton.