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rich r Nova Scotia question... (46) RE: Nova Scotia question... 14 Apr 99

This isn't a whole lot of information but Schooner Fare list the song as "traditional" in their liner notes. Longer ago the liner notes to Ian & Sylvia's "Northern Journey" album says that it was sung in primary schools in Nova Scotia and may have been based on a shanty type song. The school thing could mean that it was written by the author or editor of a school music book or even a local teacher who passed it around. Does Edith Fowke list it anywhere? The only book of hers that I have here is "Singing Our History" and it is not in there.

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