Mudcat Café message #4027411 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: rich-joy
09-Jan-20 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Subject: RE: What the hell is a 'salty dog'?
Apparently Zeke Morris's claims of writing the song in 1935 were the usual copyright = financial rewards thing. There are earlier recordings and the song is known from black musicians from at least the early 1900s......