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GUEST,keberoxu Lyr Req: Four Little Johnny Cakes (Banjo Paterson) (11) RE: Lyr Req: Four Little Johnny Cakes (Banjo Paterson) 14 Dec 19


well, ChanteyLass, you sound like you know what you are talking about.

Questions are raised about the name or names.

What did the Narragansett people call these things, I wonder?

"Jonnycakes" like as not is a word
derived from the English immigrants, rather than
the Narragansett Indians?

And if that is the case,
would this word not be derived from
"journey cakes,"
a phrase that turns up in at least one sea chantey?


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