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Thread #4257   Message #27403
Posted By: Bruce O.
05-May-98 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: RE: Song info:
Christy Minstrels would seem to fit with notes below

JFSS, II, (#9), 1906.
II Chanties [collected by Annne Geddes Gilchrist]

Shangadore (Pumping Chanty) Sung by Mr. W. Bolton, Southport, Jan., 1906

O' Shang-ga-dore, I love your daughter, [solo
A-ray, ye rolling river! [Cho.
I love my grog.. much more than water, [solo
Ah-ha-ha! I'm bound away, Cross the wide Missouri [cho.

'Mr. Bolton refused to give me the rest of the words! .... Two versions, with variants of the tune, are given in an article by W. J. Alden in 'Harper's Magazine', 1882, and another under the title of "The Wide Missouri" in Tozer's 'Sailor's Songs'; another in a small collection of "Old Sea Chanties," by Messrs. Bradford and Fagge. The tune appears to be of negro origin; it is at least of negro character.....

[Now why wouldn't Mr. Bolton sing the rest of the words?]