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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
11-Jun-07 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: Lyr. Add: The Wide Missouri
As "The Wide Missouri," Shenandoah appeared in Davis and Tozer, 1887.
Lyr. Add: THE WIDE MISSOURI
Davis and Tozer, 1887, in
"Sailor's Songs or Chanties."
Oh, Polly Brown, I love your daughter,
Away my rolling river!
Polly Brown, I love your daughter,
Ah! ah! we're bound away
'Cross the wide Missouri.
Oh, Polly's girl just took my fancy,
She's clipper built, her name is Nancy
She lives alone in London City,
Perhaps you'll think it more's the pity
I take her coral beads and laces,
I love to call her "Queen of Faces"
The ship sails free, a gale is blowing,
The braces taut, the sheet's a-flowing (sheets?)
Oh! Polly Brown, I love you dearly,
My heart is yours, or very nearly
No. 4, p. 10, of the 3rd revised edition, 1910, but unchanged from the 1st Ed. of 1887.
Frederick J. Davis and Ferris Tozer, "Sailors' Songs or "Chanties," Boosey & Co., Ltd. London.