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Thread #128220 Message #2894032
Posted By: John Minear
25-Apr-10 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
I think this is a reference from 1858 to "Hilo, Boys, Hilo". It is found in A CUBAN EXPEDITION, by J.H. Bloomfield, published in 1896.
The reference to the "execution of Colonel Crittenden in Havana", found on page 1 of Bloomfield's "Introduction" is documented here:
Bloomfield says that his expedition set sail for Cuba seven years after this event, which would be 1858. A rather complete song is given by Bloomfield.