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Thread #117312 Message #3025255
Posted By: Charley Noble
06-Nov-10 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Ginny's Gone to Ohio/Ginny's Gone Away
Subject: RE: Origins: Ginny's Gone to Ohio/Ginny's Gone Awa
It's great to see this old song traced back to the Georgia Sea Barrier Islands as a rowing shanty. A lot of great songs have been collected there.
A similar melody is also used for a later shanty known as "Tommy's Gone to Hilo/Tom's Gone to Hilo." No lines are shared but the melody is certainly similar.