[Ads-l] Note on "zombie"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 23 12:59:19 EDT 2021


It was originally "The Sloop Zom-Bee."

Folk process.

JL

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 12:28 PM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Now I'm wondering if that's the origin of the song "The Sloop John B."
>
> MAM
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 7:09 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 1788: OED
> >
> > 1791 _Salem Gazette_ (June 21) 3 {shipping news]:
> >
> > ENTERED                             FROM
> >
> > Sch'r Sallys, Wellman            St. Eustatia
> > ...
> > Sloop Zombie, Knight            Cape-Francois
> >
> > "Cape-Francois"  (Cap-Fancais) is, naturally, in Haiti. It is now
> > "Cap-Haitien."
> >
> > And that's the Salem, MASSACHUSETTS _Gazette_.
> >
> > Coincidence?
> >
> > JL
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