Man-o-War Sailor

DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "Man-o-war sailor, ho-heave-ho." The shantyman sings "Man-o-war sailor, you better le' me go." "... I'm trying to go home" "... I'm going home" "... I'm rowing home" "... the current going home"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1963 (Abrahams-WIShanties)
KEYWORDS: work sea shanty
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 38-39, "Man-o-War Sailor" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Abrahams has this as a Tobago rowing song. - BS
Last updated in version 4.0
File: AWIS038M

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