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Thread #67533 Message #4099009
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
24-Mar-21 - 05:03 AM
Thread Name: Origins: History of 'Run, Come See Jerusalem'
Subject: RE: Origins: History of 'Run, Come See Jerusalem'
Guest Jeff: The song was written by John Roberts and Frederick McQueen a few days after the tragedy. Roberts had been a crewman on the Pytoria (which seems to be the schooner's correct name) only a week before.
Have you located any pre-Blake sources for the song? Or any source at all for the spelling? We know she was registered as the Pretoria.
"Pytoria" reads more like what a Yank trying to sound out "Pretoria" in Bahamian English would come up with. Just guessing.