Thus concludes the shanty opening! An audio of my Leave Her Johnny rewrite can be found here.

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Panel 1 [Whalers stand in line in the shipping agent’s office receiving their pay, looking unhappy with it]

Well the work was hard and the wages low, leave her johnny, leave her

Panel 2 [Same shot of shipping office with the shipping agents receiving their cuts, looking pleased. Identified as Not Whalers by their dress and that they don’t look like they’ve been at sea for 4 years.]

Well we’re still in debt, back to sea we will go.

Panel 3 [Cut to outside, whalers on the dock looking wearily up at the ship.]

Maybe one day we will leave her.