The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23468   Message #260958
Posted By: radriano
19-Jul-00 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Bold Benjamin
Subject: RE: The Bold Benjamin
Thanks for the posts, guys!

Sledge, thanks for posting the lyrics. This is a song I've known about and have been singing for years so I didn't need the words but maybe someone else did.

Malcolm, the reference you cited may be what I vaguely remembered. It's also true that sometimes people call any song about the sea a shanty.

And Bruce, thanks for the reference. I love finding those old ballads, especially the longer ones.