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Thread #62496   Message #1010106
Posted By: masato sakurai
29-Aug-03 - 04:59 AM
Thread Name: Origins: A Capital Ship (Charles Edward Carryl)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: childish sailing song (perhaps)
"A Capital Ship" as a song with the "Blow, Ye Winds, Heigh-Ho" chorus seems to have started, or to have been popularized, as a college song. The version in The Scottish Students' Songbook (1891; 1897, p. 128) consists of 5 stanzas, as does The Most Popular College Songs, and its credits are: Words from St. Nicholas. Air__"Ten Thousands Miles Away." However, the tune to "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (pp. 126-7) is not the now familar one "A Capital Ship" adpots. St. Nicholas is the magazine where "Davy and the Goblin; or, What Followed Reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" first appeared (St. Nicholas [v12 # 2, December 1884]; Click here). Carmina Princetonia: The Princeton Song Book, 21st ed. (G. Schirmer, 1927, pp. 88) also contains "A Capital Ship" (familar version; with no mention of author/composer).