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Thread #103795   Message #2120068
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
05-Aug-07 - 10:44 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
Subject: RE: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
"City of Savannah" sort of rang a bell. I looked it up and found it attributed to Matt Malloy (known for his work with the Chieftains). On the cd "Stony Steps," 1987. I have it stuck away somewhere.

The "City of Savannah" has been called the first steamship to cross the Atlantic (1819), but this is not strictly true. It was a full-rigged ship and the steam engine was an auxilliary, and was used for only part of the voyage from Savannah to Liverpool.