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Thread #96582 Message #4079931
Posted By: sciencegeek
17-Nov-20 - 06:57 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Origins: My Jolly Roving Tar
Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Origins: My Jolly Roving Tar
the folk process in action... if the Fish version came from a old whalerman, then it is likely to have been learned during a gam - or at least, a version heard and perhaps altered by a sailor who modified it to suit himself and his shipmates...
in spite of the best efforts of music publishers, once a song falls into the hands of singers it can become fair game to change