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Thread #135160 Message #3118787
Posted By: Snuffy
22-Mar-11 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: A Little-Known Shanty Collection
Subject: RE: A Little-Known Shanty Collection
Dixie's Isle scans well to the tune of HIGH GERMANY, and the lyrics also have many similarities, including the recurring title phrase in the last lines. So a "modified ballad" it well may have been originally, and only retro-fitted to "Oh Susannah"