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Thread #49340   Message #744645
Posted By: Jon Bartlett
08-Jul-02 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
Add as another source: "Songs of the Great Lakes" coll. Edith Fowke, Folkways FM 4018 1964. She has "The E.C. Roberts" as sung by Stanley Baby (there's a circumflex on the "a") of Toronto. His dad had sailed on the Roberts as mate. "Skillagalee" was a folk idiom for "Isle aux Galets". She refers to comparative versions noted in Laws, native American balladry, D 9. There are minor textual differences: the captain's name (v11) is given as "Captain Harve Rummage". I will input the whole of the song if it's of use.