The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30033   Message #3313738
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
26-Feb-12 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Deep Blue Sea
Subject: RE: Origins: Deep Blue Sea
'What' instead of that often heard in the western states.

Many a dirt-poor young man from a hard-scrabble farm went to sea, looking for a different life. The song could stem from memory of one of them who never came back.