Moore and Jacoby

DESCRIPTION: "While I relate my story you oystermen give year, Jacoby's fading glory you presently shall hear... the Eloisa Moore can beat the Samuel Jacoby." The Jacoby can barely crawl along as the Moore has to take in sail. The reactions of townfolk are described
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 2008 (Cohen); the event apparently happened around 1900
KEYWORDS: ship racing humorous
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, p. 127, "Moore and Jacoby" (1 text)
Roud #22306
NOTES [30 words]: Jim Albertson, who recorded this song, used Henry Clay Work's tune, "Strike the Bell, Second Mate." This fits fairly well, but I strongly suspect the proper tune is "The Bigler." - RBW
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File: CAFS127A

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