Trip on the Lavindy, A

DESCRIPTION: "Cone all you yoiung sailors and landlubbers too, An' listen to a song that I'll sing to you, It's about the Lavindy, the schooner of fame." The ship leaves Port Huron and heads for Mackinac. They cross the big lake (Superior) in record time
AUTHOR: probably J. Sylvester "Ves" Ray
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (collected from "Ves" Ray by Walton)
KEYWORDS: sailor ship travel
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 139-142, "A Trip on the Lavindy" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Walton lists this as being sung to "The Cumberland Crew" [Laws A18]. However, it is not the tune I know for that song. Many "Cumberland Crew" versions are in minor, and use eight lines stanzas; "A Trip on the Lavindy" is in major, and the stanzas are four lines long. Metrically, it does match the first half of "The Cumberland Crew." - RBW
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File: WGM139

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