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Thread #2169   Message #3267098
Posted By: MGM·Lion
02-Dec-11 - 12:16 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Admiral Benbow (from June Tabor)
There is also the other Admiral Benbow song: other that is than the two with the "Sam Hall, chimney-sweep"-type chorus which are in DT, which begins "We sailed from Virginia & thence to Fayal, Where we watered our shipping and the we weighed all"; not another version, but a different song about the same man (Roud 227). It is in the Copper Family songbook, it appears, according to one note on the Google index:
"Admiral Benbow Song
Printed in The Copper Family Songbook - A Living Tradition. ADMIRAL BENBOW (4). We sailed from Virginia and thence to Fayall Where we watered our ships ..."