Our table was the third or so to sing, but at the table right before us, someone sang the song I was going to do. Carp. Luckily, I'd prepared a backup, but wasn't confident without psyching myself up, so after Mo did her song, I passed in favor of waiting for the second go-round. Which it turned out was an error on my part, as for a bit there I wasn't sure it would make it to a second round. Eep. So, next time, go in the first go-round, whether or not I am ready.
Anyways. Half our table was gone, but I did my backup song, and I don't think I did a terrible job. Was heck of nervous, also. Been a while since I've done that. Will have to, you know, learn some other shanteys to sing, for future backups. Maybe steal the table of contents from the song bible from a willing accomplice.