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Origins: General Taylor's gained the day

Mr Happy 21 Jul 13 - 07:53 AM
Keith A of Hertford 21 Jul 13 - 08:58 AM
Mr Happy 21 Jul 13 - 09:05 AM
Keith A of Hertford 21 Jul 13 - 09:20 AM
Reinhard 21 Jul 13 - 09:34 AM
Mr Happy 21 Jul 13 - 01:28 PM
Keith A of Hertford 22 Jul 13 - 09:11 AM
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Subject: Origins: General Taylor's gained the day
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 07:53 AM

Q1. Anyone know who/what General Taylor was?

Q2. There's a line 'I wish I was Old Stormy's son'

Who's Old Stormy ?


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Subject: RE: Origins: General Taylor's gained the day
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 08:58 AM

General Taylor was the one who defeated Santa Anna, discussed just recently.
Stormy was reckoned to be a ship owner according to Hugil.
I will look it up when I get home, except someone will beat me to it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: General Taylor's gained the day
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 09:05 AM

Keith,

Thanks

I'd tried WikiP for info, which gave him American origins contrary to what I'd previously thought to be a British song


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Subject: RE: Origins: General Taylor's gained the day
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 09:20 AM

It was a popular shanty with British sailors, though they often awarded the victory to the Mexican General instead of Taylor.


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Subject: RE: Origins: General Taylor's gained the day
From: Reinhard
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 09:34 AM

See also the thread Origins: General Taylor - who was he?


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Subject: RE: Origins: General Taylor's gained the day
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Jul 13 - 01:28 PM

Reinhard,

Thanks

I searched 1st using keywords but nowt came up


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Subject: RE: Origins: General Taylor's gained the day
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 22 Jul 13 - 09:11 AM

John Samson.
Mr. Stormalong
"I have heard that the prototype of this noble shanty was old John Willis, a famous early Victorian London ship master and owner, whose son was the John Willis known as Old White Hat, and who will be remembered chiefly as the owner of the famous Cutty Sark."

Hugill acknowledges the story but does not believe it.
He was sure it was of "negro origin."


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