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Thread #106279   Message #2196918
Posted By: mg
18-Nov-07 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: British Canal/Waterway Songs
Subject: RE: Tune Req: British Canal/Waterway Songs
I would like to hear about American ones. I remember one Canadian TV show about the music of the canals. I am just finding out my great grandfather and his brothers worked on the canals, ..I am a bit hazy on details...something to do with West Virginia, definitely Ohio..they might have started in Buffalo...I think a cousin said they might have worked on the Erie but isn't that PA? There is an internet group I get stuff on..mostly the European canals..for genealogy..English I meant. I find it highly unlikely that a group of people would not have composed or altered songs..especially since so many workers in US and probably England as well were Irish... mg