The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126347   Message #2861509
Posted By: John Minear
10-Mar-10 - 09:14 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Lighter, thanks for the "Santa Anna" and the two (possible) references to "Sally Brown". Both of them seem to fit. I will add them to my list. That gives us two more early independent informants and two more possible variants and versions, as well as two very interesting geographical references, which I will be looking at next.

And Gibb, I immediately went and listened to the Laurel Aitken song. I like it.   So what's a "kuku maka stick"?