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Thread #162887   Message #3880976
Posted By: Lighter
08-Oct-17 - 02:10 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shenandoah (Fisherman's Friends)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Shanandoah fishermans friends version
Here are a few more.

Considering the appeal of the tune, and sometimes the words, the absence of the song from (generally small and selective) collections might suggest that it was not universally known in the 19th century.

R.C. Adams, 1879:

Shanadore's a rolling river,
Hurrah! you rolling river,
Shanadore's a rolling river,
   Ah Hah, I'm bound away,
   O'er the wild Missouri.

Shanadore's a packet sailor.

Shanadore's a bright mulatto,

Shanadore, I long to hear you.


Haswell, 1879: No mention.

Luce, 1883: No mention.

Pall Mall Gazette, 1896: No mention.

Bernard, 1906: No mention.

Williams, 1909: No mention.

Brown, 1917: Not mentioned.


Birge, 1917 [ref. to 1870s]:

Oh, Sharlo Brown, I love your daughter,
   Awa-a-a-ay my rolling river,
Oh, Sharlo Brown, I love your daughter,
   Ah! ah! we're bound awa-a-a-ay
   'Cross the wide Missouri.

Oh, Nancy Brown, I love you dearly,
My heart is yours, or very nearly.


Shay, 1924: Not mentioned.

C. F. Smith, 1927:

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Away, my rolling river!
Oh Shenandoah, I can't get near you,
Way-ay, I'm boun away,
cross the wide Missouri.

Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter!
She lives across the stormy water.

Oh Shenandoah, I've took a notion
To sail across the stormy ocean.

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Oh. Shenandoah, I can't get near you.



Pilat, 1931:

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Way-hay, you rolling river,
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Way-hay, we're bound away,
Oe'r the wide Missouri.

Missouri she's a mighty river,
She sets our topsails all a-quiver.

Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter,
She likes to do what she hadn't oughter.


Rutzebeck & Greenfield, 1969 [referring to ca1910]: Not mentioned.


Also in Colcord, Sampson, & Doerflinger.