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Mick Pearce (MCP) Origins: DOM PEDRO (54* d) RE: Origins: DOM PEDRO 19 Sep 19


Lighter - That was me reading it off the page! Bottom of page 178 (opposite the start of The Dom Pedro) in my copy:

One of the few songs arising in the China trade is the ballad of the Dom Pedro, also sung by Jimmy Star. This New York clipper bark, built for the coffee trade with Brazil, was later put into the China run. As is shown by the rhymes, the sailor pronunciation of the North China port was at that time "Shanghee." The crew's dissatisfaction with the food, and the captain's attempt to convince them that it is "first-class grub," is amusingly set forth in the fifth stanza. The words are Jimmy Star's while the tune is that used by Captain Richard Maitland.


Where does the Jimmy Star = Harry Perry come from, btw?


Mick


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