The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4257   Message #127435
Posted By: paddymac
24-Oct-99 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: RE: Song info:
Liam - good question, for which I have no answer. However, if Jefferson followed the folk tradition of shaping a song to fit his own desires, he probably wrapped it around the Ohio. Here is the best line from his description of the Ohio: "The Ohio is the most beautiful river on earth. Its current gentle, waters clear, and bosom smooth and unbroken by rocks and rapids, a single instance only excepted."