Humphreys, George

Collection date: Sept 1914

Area: London


George Humphreys at Marylebone workhouse: age 71, 1 folksong and 2 sea shanties ‘Haul in the bowline’ and ‘The Drunken Sailor’ (FT3050-52) on 10 Sept 1914: Sharp noted in FT3051 that Mr Humphreys was a Londoner who had emigrated to Brisbane when about 25 years old (c1868) and that he did various jobs out there such as a cuddy servant (i.e. waiter, galley slave) on board a coasting passenger boat. It was there and on the voyage to Rio that he learned his shanties. Dates of birth and death not known.
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