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MONOLOGUES
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In terms of entertainments , the skills of the sailor are varied and useful - though all might join in and contribute, at a general messdeck sing-a-round or canteen Sod's Opera. There were often some who were blessed with a quality of voice, that on a balmy tropic night, or storm lashed sea would often be called upon to while away a moment or two.

Such favoured skills might focus on an ability to spin a song, provide a nimble footed exhibition of dance by means of a jig or hornpipe, or enthrall those who seemingly never tired of stories, yarns and tales of ghosties, ghouls and betrayed love.

Under sail such entertainments would often occur in the forebits (before the foremast) in the evening watch, particularly on a Saturday night. - When it is easy to imagine the men gathered around listening or sharing songs and stories that depict heroism, sea battles or the favoured girl at home.

These songs, often of considerable length were classified as ballads, as they told stories. But not everybody told such stories in song, poetry was popular as well, and often recited.

Although there was a very long tradition of spoken verse, long before the music hall, a particular type of recitation was developed for popular performance. These pieces were generally of a dramatic or humourous nature and can be classified as a cross between song and poetry.

In time they were classified or known as monologues. Such items, remain popular at RN Sods Operas today.

Index of the Monologues

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The pieces listed below are often Sexually explicit
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can for the uninitiated be very Offensive

 

 

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The pieces are listed by the first lines of verse & title

Titles are in Bold Text
First lines are in Normal  Text
First Chorus line in Italic Text

 Albert and the Lion

 

Dance like Biffo the Bear - Monologue, Bawdy

Dirty Little Shithouse - Monologue, Bawdy

Eskimo Nell - Monologue Very Bawdy

Mad Carew

 

One Day A Sailor in Naples Bay

A Sailor a Sailor in Hell

There's a one eyed yellow idol, to the north of Katmandu

 

 
   
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