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from Live at The Blue Boar Inn, released January 10, 2017
"Oh Shenandoah" (also called simply "Shenandoah" or "Across the Wide Missouri") is a traditional American folk song of uncertain origin, dating to the early 19th century.

The song appears to have originated with Canadian and American voyageurs or fur traders traveling down the Missouri River in canoes, and has developed several different sets of lyrics. Some lyrics refer to the Native American chief "Shenandoah" (Oskanondonha) and a canoe-going trader who wants to marry his daughter. By the mid 1800s versions of the song had become a sea shanty heard or sung by sailors in various parts of the world.

The song is number 324 in the Roud Folk Song Index.



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After years of performing in different projects from London to Los Angeles James Lanman is embarking on the “One Hundred Days” Tour, spotlighting 100 performances in 2017 in a variety of unique locations across the United States.

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