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Thread #4257   Message #2074959
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
12-Jun-07 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: RE: Song info: Shenandoah
Unusual line in this verse of Shenandoah-Shenandore-Wide Missouri:

SHENANDORE (fragment)

Shenandore, I love your daughter;
Away you rolling river;
We're bound for the green fields and the mossy River;
Ah, ha, ha, I'm bound away across the wide Missouri.

William H. Smith Collection;, "Sung aboard vessels out of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in the 70's, 80's and 90's,." Smith sailed aboard vessels carrying lumber and fish to the Caribbean and South America; also as a carpenter and rigger in Liverpool shipyards.

Edith Fowke, ed., 1981, "Sea Songs and Ballads from Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia: The William H. Smith and Fenwick Hatt Manuscripts," p. 24,; Folklorica, NY & Phila.