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· Teens
· · 2018
· · · September
· · · · 11 (1 entry)

Oh, Shenandoah! · What happened was, back when I was doing <a href='https://www.tbray.org/ongoing/What/Song%20of%20the%20Day/'>Songs of the Day</a>, I <a href='/ongoing/When/201x/2018/05/30/SotD-Shenandoah'>wrote up</a> that great old American tune <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oh_Shenandoah'>Oh Shenandoah</a>, and idly wondered who Shenandoah was; the Wikipedia entry said he was a real person, an <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_people'>Oneida</a> of the seventeen-hundreds. Then I thought of that lyric <i>Oh Shenandoah, I loved your daughter</i>, and wondered who she was and who might have loved her, and found myself going down a rabbit hole. I have now read several books on the subject, uncovered a hell of a story, an idea for a billion-dollar play or movie, and met some really interesting dead people. I’ve (so far) failed to solve the mystery of who loved his daughter, but haven’t given up ...
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