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Thread #63103   Message #2882778
Posted By: Dead Horse
09-Apr-10 - 08:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo / Fire Marengo
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fire Maringo / Fire Marengo
An idea here,
Marin is Johnny Crapoo for 'sailor', non?
So could it be "Marin, go fire him away"?
This shanty certainly appears to me to be of Gulf Port origin with no sign of any Irish influence whatever.
Not that it matters to me at all, I just sing 'em, I dont dissect 'em. :-)