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Thread #126347 Message #2815490
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
18-Jan-10 - 10:20 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
I don't anyone's noticed this discrepancy before, John. "Neptune's Raging Fury" is the original title of the well-known and long popular "Ye Gentleman of England." "Cheer Up, Sam, Don't Let your Spirits Go Down!" was a 19th C. hit.
My guess is that Hugill simply misremembered what he'd read, or, perhaps more likely, a correspondent misinformed him and Hugill never checked the information.