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Thread #115504   Message #2473979
Posted By: Ross Campbell
23-Oct-08 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Loving Hannah - Bawley Boat?
Subject: RE: Origins: Loving Hannah - Bawley Boat?
There's still the question of how a Bawley boat would get from the Thames to Kentucky without leaving any trace of the song at the English end of the journey. Although I guess there are many songs found in the USA, Canada, Australia and elsewhere which owe their continued existence to the emigrants who carried them over. Jean Ritchie reckons the song goes back in her family the best part of two hundred years.