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The song appears to have originated with Canadian and US voyageurs or fur traders traveling down the Missouri River in canoes, and has developed several different sets of lyrics. Some lyrics refer to the Oneida chief Shenandoah and a canoe-going trader who wants to marry his daughter. By the mid s versions of the song had become a sea shanty heard or sung by sailors in various parts of the world. The song is number in the Roud Folk Song Index.
Until the 19th century only adventurers who sought their fortunes as trappers and traders of beaver fur ventured as far west as the Missouri River. Most of these Canadian and US " voyageurs " in the fur trade era were loners who Τι Να Σου Κάνω Χαϊδώ Μου - Γιούλα Κοτρώτσου, Τάκης Καρναβάς, Γιώργος Παπασιδέρης - Τραγούδια Του Τόπ friendly with, and sometimes married, Native Americans.
Some lyrics of this song heard by and before tell the story of a trader Oh Shenandoah - The Rose City Singers* - Number One fell in love with the daughter of the Oneida Iroquois pine tree chief Shenandoah —who lived in the central New York state town of Oneida Castle.
Whall, Master MarinerGlasgow . The canoe -going fur-trading voyageurs were great singers, and songs were an important part of their culture. Sailors heading down Oh Shenandoah - The Rose City Singers* - Number One Mississippi River picked up the song and made it a capstan shanty that they sang while hauling in the anchor.
The song had become popular as a sea Oh Shenandoah - The Rose City Singers* - Number One with seafaring sailors by the mid s. In a letter to the UK newspaper The Timesa former sailor who had worked aboard clipper ships that carried wool between Great Britain and Australia in the s said that he believed the song had originated as a black American spiritual which developed into a work song.
Since "Shenandoah" was a riverman's and then sailor's song and went through numerous changes and versions over the years and centuries, there are no set lyrics. Modern lyrics are usually some variation of the following:. Lyrics from prior toas given in Sea Songs and Shanties, collected by W.
Whall, Master Mariner were reported as follows: . Laidlaw of San Francisco reported hearing a version sung by a black Oh Shenandoah - The Rose City Singers* - Number One sailor aboard the Glasgow ship Harland in In "Shenandoah" was proposed as the "interim state song" for Virginiawith updated lyrics.
It features in the soundtrack of the movie, Shenandoahstarring Jimmy Stewart. Various arrangements by Percy Grainger have been recorded by John Shirley-Quirk and other classically trained singers.
At least one version was arranged by Leslie Woodgate. This song was also performed by the main character and his friends in the Netflix TV series House of Cardsseason 1, chapter 8.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the American folk song. For other uses, see Shenandoah disambiguation. In the early days of America, rivers and canals were the chief trade and passenger routes, and boatmen were an important class.
Shenandoah was a celebrated Indian chief in American history, and several towns in the States are named after him. Besides being sung at sea, this song figured in old public school collections. Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you, Away you rolling river. Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter, Away, you rolling river. Oh Imagination - Shogun (13) - Complete, I long to hear you, Away, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you, Far away, you rolling river. Oh Shenandoah, Just to be near you, Far away, far away. Missouri, she's a mighty river. Away you rolling river. The redskins' camp, lies on its borders. Ah-ha, I'm bound away, 'Cross the wide Missouri. The white man loved the Indian maiden, Away you rolling river. With notions  his canoe was laden. I'll take her 'cross yon rolling water.
The chief disdained the trader's dollars: Away you rolling river. At last there came a Yankee skipper. He winked his eye, and he tipped his flipper.
He sold the chief that fire-water, Away you rolling river. And 'cross the river he stole his daughter. Across that wide and rolling river. Oh, Shenandoah! I hear you calling! Away, you rolling river! Yes, far away I hear you calling, Ha, Ha! I'm bound away across the wide Missouri. My girl, she's gone far from the river, Away, you rolling river! An' I ain't goin' to see her never. Ha, Ha! Oh Shenandoah, I hear you calling, Hi-o, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you, Hi-o, I'm bound away. Mis-sou-ri, She's a mighty river, Hi-o, you rolling river. When she rolls down, her topsails shiver, Hi-o, I'm bound away, 'Cross the wide, Mis-sou-ri. Farewell my dearest, I'm bound to leave you, Hi-o, you rolling river. Oh Shenandoah, I'll not deceive you, Hi-o, I'm bound away. Collected by W. Whall, Master Mariner. First EditionGlasgow; Third Edition, Retrieved August 21, David W.
Bone Capstan Bars. Edinburgh: The Porpoise Press. September 12, Adams April The New Dominion Monthly. Retrieved March 27, On Board the "Rocket".
Song of America Project. Library of Congress. Retrieved Retrieved September 29, Songs that Never Die. Johnson, Studies in Folk-song and Popular Poetry. London: Elliot Stock. I have many times heard it sung down the hold on the wool screws by the Sydney waterside workers With regard to the words, these vary according to the taste of the chantey man in the first and third line of each verse, there being no effort called for on these two lines, but the second and fourth lines were always the same, these being the rhythm lines on which the weight was used.
When I was in the wool trade in the eighties, in both The Tweed and Cutty Sark this chantey was daily used on the wool screws. Brookington of Liverpool. Brookington added his informant Laidlaw had later heard it sung "almost word for word as the sailor of Harland sang it" in at Monterey Presidio by a captain of the 9th U. Cavalry, and that this regiment, though officered by whites, was made up largely of black troopers. The letter-writer therefore speculated the song was originally a negro spiritual.
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