Mudcat Café message #3504281 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102165   Message #3504281
Posted By: JWB
16-Apr-13 - 12:04 PM
Thread Name: Origin: John Cherokee
Subject: RE: Origin: John Cherokee
Lighter, that's a keeper! A great illustration of where a worksong can go when it's off duty.

Gibb, I think that's what happened to Essequibo River that year at Mystic. I've heard that syncopated delay sung often in sessions, and it could be that the chanteyman got to know the song when it was off work and in its civvy clothes.