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Thread #160815   Message #3815954
Posted By: Keith A of Hertford
22-Oct-16 - 04:53 AM
Thread Name: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
Subject: RE: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
I believe it originated with Missouri River traders and was about a native chief and his daughter.

That is the version given by John Samson in his 1927 "Seven Seas Shanty Book."