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Thread #52   Message #522051
Posted By: MAG
06-Aug-01 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Shenandoah en francais
Subject: RE: Lyric: Shenandoah en francais
Amazing what you can find in a good song. I heard Lee Murdock's Folkstage concert last Saturday, and he did say that. Out here where I live (I'll look for a citation) it's considered a riverboat shanty: those who had to leave the Shenandoah River in Virginia, and pushed those boats up past where the steamers went on the Missouri, which was the jumping off point for the Oregon Trail.