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Thread #29164 Message #368029
Posted By: Jeri
03-Jan-01 - 05:42 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Fire Maringo (chantey)
Subject: RE: Background on Song/Chanty Fire Meringo
The song is in Hugill, as Naemanson wrote. The verses about Sally Brown are the ones that are NOT there. There is no tune. I think it was Bonnie Milner who told me Royston Wood found the song in Hugill and wrote the tune. The authorship of the tune is confirmed by Heather Wood's Young Tradition discography. I suspect R. Wood added verses from another shanty.