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From Buckley's New Banjo Method, 1860.

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Comment by Paul Draper on February 23, 2017 at 3:54pm
this is a great tune, as the name says
Comment by Timothy Twiss on February 23, 2017 at 10:05pm

Smokin' on that one Paul.

Comment by Bob Sayers on February 24, 2017 at 1:58am

My assumption is that the title of this tune refers to the celebrated British vessel The Great Eastern.  Correct?  The time frame is right.  Launched in 1858 and powered by both steam and sail, it was at the time the largest ship in the world.  For several years it transported passengers between England and America and later was involved in the laying of the Transatlantic Cable.  

Comment by Paul Draper on February 24, 2017 at 7:31am
Thanks for pointing this out Bob, I wasn't aware
Comment by Bob Sayers on February 24, 2017 at 10:36pm

"Thanks, Paul. I was looking for an image of the Great Eastern to post and you beat me to it. Apparently, she was that era's equivalent of the Titanic and very nearly suffered the same fate during her maiden voyage."

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