DESCRIPTION: "We're going south tomorrow, dear, But oh, what times and fun, We'll have en route to Portsmouth, 'Tis a grand and glorious run." The boat is "A little fairy palace." The song lists all the spots along the canal boat route they will visit
AUTHOR: Pearl R. Nye (source: Salt)
EARLIEST DATE: 1992 (Salt-BuckeyeHeritage-OhiosHistory)
KEYWORDS: river travel home canal
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Salt-BuckeyeHeritage-OhiosHistory, pp. 59-61, "Fairy Palace" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "On the Banks of Salee" (tune, according to Salt)
NOTES [65 words]: Based on the locations in the text, it appears this was a south-bound trip, perhaps starting at Clevelend, passing through Akron, and then south and west to the Ohio River at Portsmouth (which is due south of Columbus, Ohio, and east and a little south of Cincinnati).
My assumption would be that this is the canal system which Pearl R. Nye also followed in "The Old Canal" (which see). - RBW
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