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Another song that has travelled. We came across it in Newfoundland where, of course, they 'Rant and roar like true Newfoundlanders'. By the time Maud Karpeles went to Newfoundland collecting in 1929 the singers in the outports obviously had no idea of the geography of England. In their version, when sailing up the Channel, the first place they visit is Philadelphia. That's a little island just off Land's End!