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GUEST,Beachcomber Origin: Venezuela (John Jacob Niles) (17) Origins: (To Pass away the time in) VENEZUELA 15 Oct 12

Venezuela was written , according to the archive (linked above) by one John Jacob Niles, but does anyone know what the origin of the song is ?
I first heard it many years ago from a yachting friend who sang it in a rather plaintive fashion , accompanying himself on mandolin. I haven't heard a commercial recording of it.It would hardly pass muster as a Politically Correct lyric nowadays ?

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