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Thread #126347   Message #2830834
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
05-Feb-10 - 02:17 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
With trading mostly outlawed, records of on-board activities on slavers of the 19th c. will be very rare.

My thanks also for the article on Gordon.

The reference to "Hard Times in Old Virginia" thread 2864, post by Barry Finn, is without reference, but it comes from Lydia Parrish, Slave Songs of the Georgia Sea Islands, 1969.
She found it on Sapelo, a 'shanty' combined with "Aye Lord, Buddin' of the Fig Tree," and "My Old Missus Promise Me." Doubtfully a work song.
No other information.
Barry Finn worked it up as a chantey.