Hundred Years Ago (I), A

DESCRIPTION: Shanty or windlass song, "A hundred years is a very long time, Oh, aye, oh, A hundred years on the Eastern Shore, A hundred years ago." "Ol' Bully John from Baltimore, Oh, aye, oh, I knew him well, that son-of-a-whore, A hundred years ago."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: sailor work shanty
FOUND IN: US(MA,NE) Britain
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Colcord, pp. 67-68, "A Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore" (1 text)
Harlow, pp. 62-63, 150, "A Long Time Ago (version 3)," "A Hundred Years Ago" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 101, "A Long Time Ago" (1 text, version "g" of "A Long Time Ago") [AbEd, p. 92]; pp. 509-511 "A Hundred Years Ago" (2 texts, 2 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 375-376]
Sharp-EFC, LII, p. 57, "A Hundred Years on the Eastern Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sandburg, p. 485, "A Hundred Years Ago" (1 text, 1 tune, curiously listed as a religious song!)
DT, HUNDAGO*

Roud #926
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Yankee John, Stormalong (Liza Lee)" (lyrics)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Tis Time For Us to Go
File: San485

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