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Thread #66662 Message #1114214
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Feb-04 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Leaving of Liverpool
Subject: RE: Origins: Leaving of Liverpool
Just another song for which the only secure datum is time of publication. So far everything else is anecdotal. Interesting nevertheless.
Doerflinger's informant also may have modified a song to his taste and changed names or added the Burgess-David Crockett lines- this could have no bearing on the date and place of origin of the song.
The Mystic Museum has the name Davy Crockett for the ship; it was not a commissioned US naval vessel and at the time it was built Crockett already was in folk history and penny dreadfuls as Davy.