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Thread #122362   Message #2683127
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
18-Jul-09 - 10:53 PM
Thread Name: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
Subject: RE: Ship Margaret Evans, songs
My object is to sort out the older published references to this group of songs, and eventually tie to music hall-minstrel origins.

Maximillian Lafayette copied (without citation) the version of "Eliza Lee" I posted above from Davis and Tozer, "Sailors' Songs or Chanties." I should have caught that, but I hadn't got around to their publication yet.

I would very much like to find an original "Eliza Lee."

Davis and Tozer cite the Line as "Blackwall," not "Blackball."