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Thread #128220 Message #2892067
Posted By: Lighter
22-Apr-10 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
See here (pp. 206-07) for a brief (and of course inconclusive) musicological discussion of "Round the Corn, Sally":
I don't share the author's certainty that the shanty (with "corner" rather than "corn")"surely" came first.