We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The chorus reminded me of Santy Anno, here done by Odetta. I first heard it by the Weavers, but didn't find them performing it. The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem version has a reference to not having combs.
From a PBS show on the Australian bush, I remembered hearing Bound for South Australia, whichy IMHO has the melody most closely resembling Cape Cod Girls.
Buddy, the lyrics for Bay of Mexico include the comb reference you mentioned. The Kingston Trio also does Santy Anno.
Speaking of the Kingston Trio, I had a high school history teacher who previously taught one of the members in Hawaii, I don't recall which. Anyway, he gave the student fatherly advice along the lines of "if you don't knuckle down and study and stop spending all your time playing, you aren't going anywhere". Some years later the Kingston Trio played in Hawaiil and the teacher received a ticket to the performance. Some times things don't go as expected...
is my grand nephew (i guess it is) --i was helping his mom, my niece, with some sage advice about ten years ago, regarding the drum set her kid (now 21) wanted. "Naw," i counseled, "...in a month it'll be in the garage for-sale-cheap."
The group is number one on iTunes last time i checked --just finished a European tour, and a date on network tv. Oops! But at least --like the teacher and the kingston story, advice was rejected and story has happy ending --
Y'all above who like TKT's ''Bay of Mexico'' and ''Santy Anno'' here's one you've surely heard but have you really listened --loud, thru earphones ideally --to the instrumental lead-in lately?
How apropos the current times could any old song from the 50s-60s be?
Here's the comment from the youtube site:
The song details the release of John Webb, a printer and mint-master, who with Bill Tenor was jailed in Massachusetts around 1730 for passing bad bank notes. Ironically, Webb's self-printed notes were for a time more trusted than Massachusetts Bay colony notes, which explains why Webb's jail break (accomplished when some of his friends sprang Tenor, who as the song reports used his massive strength to free Webb) was hailed in the colony as a kind of pre-Revolutionary blow for freedom.
...and there's more of it --including confusion over names and nicknames related to the 'real' currency the rebels were trying to make.