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Thread #151478   Message #3535910
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
10-Jul-13 - 12:24 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: 'topsails all a quiver'
Subject: RE: Folklore: 'topsails all a quiver'
This has all been discussed before, especially in the long thread 4257, "Origin: Shenandoah."

This thread has digressed, Much discussion of Whall's version; if not posted in the Origin' thread (4257), I will put it there. His first verse:

Missouri, she's a mighty river
Away, you rolling river
The redskin' camp lies on the border
Ah-ha I'm bound away 'cross the wide Missouri.

See "Origin" thread for full rowing song from St. Vincent (Abrahams); verse 4:

And on our way she roll and shiver
Hurrah, my rolling river
Down in our way she sport dirty water
We are bound away from this world of misery.

Origin: Shenandoah