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Thread #45493 Message #675604
Posted By: Charley Noble
24-Mar-02 - 07:57 PM
Thread Name: Marais and Miranda Documentary
Subject: RE: Marais and Miranda Documentary
Ron - my source with regard to a connection to Marais's song and the Confederate raider Alabama is from GRAY RAIDERS OF THE SEA by Chester Hearn who states on pp.205 that when the Alabama arrived at Cape Town on August 6, 1863, that some of the Malay stevadores got so excited they composed a rollicking new song "Daar Kom Die Alabama." Unfortunately, I do not have the original words to compare with those of Marais.