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Thread #4257   Message #22962
Posted By: Bruce O.
04-Mar-98 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: RE: Song info:
Would anybody buy it as part of an old song by John Rolfe to Pocohantas' father? I know his name wasn't Shendoah, but it wouldn't be an old folksong if it had the right name. In spite of Missouri appearing in it, Sacajawea already had a husband, of sorts, so it can't refer to her. [The song is called a capstan shanty in Colcord's 'Roll and Go/ Songs of American Sailormen', and is said have been used on American ships after the Civil War.]