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Thread #11747   Message #2887435
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Apr-10 - 04:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Golden Vanity Variants
Subject: RE: Golden Vanity Variants
The Golden China Tree
Library of Congress 1740AI, Indiana

There was a little ship,
It sailed upon the sea;
The name of that ship was the Golden China Tree.
As she sailed on the lone, lonesome low.
As she sailed on the lonesome sea.

With music, "The Golden Vanity," Anglo-American Ballad, transcribed by B. Nettl.
The complete song was not included by Bruno Nettl, p. 67, Folk Music in the United States, an Introduction, Wayne State Univ. Press, 3rd. Ed., 1976.