The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #119009   Message #2577243
Posted By: Richie
27-Feb-09 - 10:29 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Four in the Middle
Subject: RE: Origin: Four in the Middle

It seems clear that "Raging Canoe" is a mishearing of "Raging Canal."

The 1844 minstrel comic song "Raging Canal" was very popular in the 1800s. This song is clearly a different song and that the title has appeared as a lyric in the "Four in the Middle" songs.