[Ads-l] Note on "zombie"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 23 15:41:19 EDT 2021


Which is even closer to the name of the song.

MAM


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021, 12:59 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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