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Little Powder Monkey Jim Revisited: An insight into a traditional Tristan da Cunha Folk Song

Millington, Peter (2010) Little Powder Monkey Jim Revisited: An insight into a traditional Tristan da Cunha Folk Song. Tristan da Cunha Newsletter (47). pp. 21-23. ISSN 0953-0827

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Abstract

The song 'Little Powder Monkey Jim' was collected from Fred Swain on the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha in 1938 and 1970. A comparative analysis of the two versions was published by Peter Munch also in 1970. This article identifies the Victorian ballad from which this song derives - 'The Powder Monkey (An Old Salt's Story)', composed in 1881 by W. Michael Watson - and briefly extends Munch's comparison backwards to the original version.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tristan da Cunha, Fred Swain, Peter Munch, Roland Svensson, William Michael Watson, The Powder Monkey, Little Powder Monkey Jim, musical score, lyrics, textual comparison, oral transmission
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (Sheffield) > Department of English Literature (Sheffield) > National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (Sheffield)
The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Peter Millington
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 10:58
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:00
Status: Published
Publisher: Tristan da Cunha Association
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/11041

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