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Thread #160815   Message #3815997
Posted By: Ian
22-Oct-16 - 02:11 PM
Thread Name: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
Subject: RE: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
I would guess that in the 1800s that a great majority of Americans would be singing and speaking with their own native land accents. So the pronunciation today will be different to then. It all depends on the accent of the locality at the time. The valley of which the song is in praise of was home to a large German population.