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Monday, February 20, 2023

Snow Shanties #1: We'll Be Alright!

Good Trouble, with our punny friend Karen Martinson, rewrote some classic sea shanties* for our landlocked Mni'sota winters. They were shared at the Art Shanty Projects festival during the Subzero Singalong this winter 2023 and were a hit!

Central Mni'sota is about to receive a foot or more of snow this week.  So, we thought it's a good time to release these for use beyond the Art Shanty festival.  Enjoy!

Four shanties were re-worked.  Here's the first!

* Shanties are work songs so a group, say on a ship, could work in time together. A leader would spool out the first line and everyone would echo it back.
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We'll Be Alright

Chorus
Let it snow…..as the blizzard rages on!
Let it snow…..as the blizzard rages on!
Let it snow…..as the blizzard rages on!
As the blizzard rages on!!

Verse 1
We’ll be all right if gather round and sing 
We’ll be all right if gather round and sing 
We’ll be all right if gather round and sing 
As the blizzard rages on!!     
Chorus

Verse 2
We'll be all right if the house is snug and warm (x3)
As the blizzard rages on!!    
Chorus

Verse 3
We’ll be all right if the pantry’s stocked and full ...
As the blizzard rages on!!    
Chorus

Verse 4
We’ll be all right if the wood is piled high ...
As the blizzard rages on!!    
Chorus

Verse 5
We’ll be all right if the pipes don’t freeze and burst ...
As the blizzard rages on!!    
Chorus

Verse 6
Well a snow day off of school wouldn’t do us any harm ...
As the blizzard rages on!!    
Chorus

Verse 7
Well a nice mug of cocoa wouldn’t do us any harm ...
As the blizzard rages on!!    
Chorus

Verse 8
We'll be alright, if we face the storm as one! ...
As the blizzard rages on!!
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What verses would you add?  Drop them in the comments!

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