Trip on the George C. Finney, A

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you bold sailors who follow the Lakes And in a canaller your living do make." The singer tells of sailing the Finney on the Great Lakes, starting in the Erie Canal and traveling up the Lakes to Chicago. Many ports are mentioned
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (collected from John S. Parsons by Walton)
KEYWORDS: sailor ship travel
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 124-125, "A Trip on the George C. Finney" (1 text)
NOTES: The notes to Walton/Grimm/Murdock think this is based on "Red Iron Ore," which it obviously resembled thematically. The difficulty is that its form is more typical of "The Dreadnought" [Laws D13]. Of course, Walton/Grimm/Murdock's version of "Red Iron Ore" seems to use the tune of "The Dreadnought." But at least one other Great Lakes version of "Red Iron Ore," Dean's, uses the Derry Down tune. So we have a complicated question of dependence here, which Walton/Grimm/Murdock ignore. - RBW
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