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Thread #7339   Message #44277
Posted By: Barry Finn
04-Nov-98 - 09:31 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Ladies
Subject: RE: Spanish Ladies
Originally sung in the Royal Navy as a homeward bounder from the Mediterranean, then adopted by merchantmen as a capstan shanty, then by whalers out of New England, Australians, Newfoundlanders, etc. It appears in print as far back as 1769 from the logbook of the Nellie. From the"Oxford Book Of Folksongs" Roy Palmer. Barry