The Pleasant Ohio

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Printed song sheets of such songs as The Pleasant Ohio were hawked about the countryside and towns for centuries. The sellers would sing their songs for prospective buyers to hear and the ‘latest’ news was carried from one community to another like a newspaper, and just as sensational. I wonder how many folk were persuaded by tales of near-paradise in the New World? For many of them life could hardly be worse than it was at home and at least some will have found a new life worth living in a land flowing with milk and honey.

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