Oh Shenandoah dates back to the early nineteenth century, with possible origins in Virginia. Sometimes referred to as a "shanty" song because of its refrain ("away, you rolling river," etc.), its lyrics exist in many versions and can be seen as a paean either to the river itself, or perhaps to the (mythical?) daughter of an Indian chief of that name. Regardless of its origins, Oh Shenandoah has become an enduring favourite in the USA and abroad.
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