Oh California

DESCRIPTION: "I come from Salem City with my washbowl on my knee. I'm going to California The gold dust for to see." A parody of "Oh! Susanna," telling of the sea voyage to San Francisco. The singer of course expects to get rich
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Shay)
KEYWORDS: gold derivative humorous ship travel
1849 - California gold rush
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 114-117, "I Come from Salem City" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Stewart Gordon, _A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks_, ForeEdge, 2015, p. 175, "(no title)" (1 text)

Roud #8824
cf. "Oh! Susanna" (tune) and references there
File: ShaSS114

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