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'By the banks of the Wissoonoi (or Wissunoeey) | 10-May-07

This poems begins with the lines:

By the banks of the Wissoonoi (or Wissunoeey)
where the cherry blossom is white and snowy

It was taught at schools in the 50s or 60s.

Jany

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Comments:

Could it be The Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow
"By the shore of Gitchie Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water"

No cherry blossom but I can imagine Wisoooonoi could mutate from Gitchi Gummee over the years!
Joanna Marshall-Casson


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