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Thread #160815 Message #3815849
Posted By: Steve Gardham
21-Oct-16 - 10:42 AM
Thread Name: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
Subject: RE: 'Singing 'Shenandoah' for Brits
Thanks for the tip, T! But I'm afraid the mid-Atlantic shantymen never went to elocution school and over here we like to put on some show of authenticity. Whall tells us 'Shannadore' was something like it was pronounced at sea in the 19thc. Can't recall having heard it being sung as a straight song except by opera singers and that sounds god-awful!