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Thread #63103   Message #1022519
Posted By: Skipper Jack
21-Sep-03 - 01:25 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo / Fire Marengo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo
According to the sleeve notes on the "Young Tradition Sampler Album"
The group feature a selection of sea shanties including Fire Maringo. It states that they are traditional with arrangments by Royston Woods. So it is possible that in this case he could have written the tune to the one in question. But could there have been an original tune noted down somewhere

I am inclined to agree that the song could well have been used as a cotton screwing shanty.

Thanks for the interesting theories on the origins of the word "Maringo".