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Thread #66662   Message #1108613
Posted By: Gareth
03-Feb-04 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Leaving of Liverpool
Subject: RE: Origins: Leaving of Liverpool
Hmmmm ! It all depends upon how it is sung

The Spinners version, a rollicking pub/concert version as a love song.

Other versions (I had a good tape untill some B****d torched my car) a contemplative ballad.

Fact to be bourne in mind.

The only hard and fast rule on ships names was only one name per port of registry thus we could have the "Davey Crocket" of New York, and the "Davey Crocket" of say Mobile.

Scond fact. In the days when I had a free run of the Lloyds of London libuary and records section have now long gone. I am working from memory but the commercial life of a wooden hull was not that long. The 'Perils of the Sea', decay, wear and tear, and commercial reality saw to that.

It is very possible that here were more than one "Davey Crocket" on the transatlantic run.

Again from Memory the "Black Ball Line" existed. It is also worth holding in mind that many an Irishperson left for the 'New World' via Liverpool. I do not believe that Liverpool and Limerick were not interchangeble.

Just the thoughts of a dilitante nautical historian


PS On the Davey Crocket theme is there not a chanty involving Santa Anna ???