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Thread #144089 Message #3330061
Posted By: GUEST,Mike Yates
28-Mar-12 - 08:21 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Who was Somerville in Warlike Seamen?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Somerville in Warlike Seamen?
Martin, are you getting confused with an article that I wrote for Musical Traditions on "The Weymouth Frigate"? There were various naval ships called "Weymouth" and I tried to sort out which one was the subject of the song.
Must say that I agree with MGM that the song's Somerville almost certainly pre-dates the person mentioned by bubblyrat, though I cannot offer any suggestions as to who Somerville could be.