The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4257   Message #4135652
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
06-Feb-22 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: RE: Origin: Shenandoah
Surely the line, "Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you!" referred to the maiden and not her father!

If the shantyman loves Shenandoah's daughter, that 'maiden's' got some s'plainin' to do. If he (also?) longs to see the mulatto mother... oy.