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  songs to sing or not sing
  Posted by: Chandler on Mar-11-09 10:03 AM (EST)
 

The author of this should have put a link to some of these songs, or some way to get the words, if nothing else. Paddlers are of all ages and eras, and some of the songs either came and went, or were never heard by some of us. Somebody should be prepared and know the songs and be prepared to jump in and help out.
It was a fun article and I enjoyed it, except for the frustration mentioned in the other paragraph. The article is a great idea. Wish I'd read it years ago--but would be different songs.

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  • songs to sing or not sing - Chandler - Mar-11-09 10:03 AM




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  Portage songs....
  Posted by: old_user on Mar-25-09 10:01 AM (EST)
Great topic! Our group of senior men kayakers who have paddled lower 48 and Alaska jokingly call ourselves the The Show Tune Kayakers from Hell from once bursting out in a showtune as we paddled the BWCA. Since then we find a time and place to bellow a few refrains from popular songs...This, incidentally, is a good practice in bear country where making noise warns the bears of human approach.

In Scouting we learned a song supposedly sung by the
Voyageurs:
Our paddles gleaming bright,
flashing like silver,
swift as the wild goose flies,
deep, deep and back and stroke,
deep, deep and back and stroke,
flashing like silver,
swift as the wild goose flies.

It was sung repeatedly in cadence to paddling form/speed.

Tom.
 

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