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Thread #49738   Message #752222
Posted By: GUEST
21-Jul-02 - 11:11 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Blow the Man Down
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blow the man down (?)
There are three versions in Colcord's 'American Seas Songs and Shanties' called "Black Ball Line", "Blow the Man Down I", and "Blow the Man Down II". I learned a version on Puget Sound, 1943-44 (when Black Ball still ran the ferries), and it was called "Blck Ball Line".