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Thread #46593   Message #691855
Posted By: masato sakurai
17-Apr-02 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Billy Riley (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: BILLY RILEY
Billy Riley
"A song popular in Green's Blackwall ships sailing from London in the 1850s. It started life as a cotton hoosiers chant, and is obviously African American in origin. Later it went to sea and became one of the most popular halyards shanties of the day." (From HERE)