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Gibb Sahib Lyr Req: Shenandoah (Fisherman's Friends) (21) RE: Lyr Req: Shanandoah fishermans friends version 05 Oct 17


Thanks. I don't know anything about Salambo except that Abrahams documented it in print. I don't know (or rather, can't remember) if he checked up on it or if he just guessed (?) at what he heard.

There are some other recordings of Vincentian whalers in the LoC, incidentally. No "salambo," but "sevenlam"ójust a mistake, as I suppose the singer was improvising and letting typical phases come out like "seven long years" and "solid fas'". "Salambo" could have been a similar accident.

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