The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #92735   Message #3704042
Posted By: Lighter
25-Apr-15 - 07:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Pay Me My Money Down
Subject: RE: Origins: Pay Me My Money Down
Being knocked down with the end of a spar and the end-positioned "down" are hardly enough to make this a "version" or even a close relative of even one form of "Blow the Man Down."

We don't even know how often the "spar" verse appeared in real-life performances of this song.

Much of what we wish we knew about the details of individual chanteys is unknowable. Sufficient information just doesn't exist.