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GUEST,Gerry Crossing the Bar question (43) RE: Crossing the Bar question 10 Aug 18


meself wrote, 23 Aug 16 - 08:00 AM,

>Now, I always associated the call of "All aboard!" with passenger trains, although
>it's no surprise that it should have originated on ships. I wonder if anyone knows
>an example from literature in which "All aboard!" is used with its nautical association,
>and as presumably familiar to the reader? Again, I can't recall it from the old songs ....

It's in Leadbelly's song about the Titanic:

Titanic, when it got its load,
Captain hollered, "All aboard"
Cryin' fare thee, Titanic, fare thee well


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