Caesar Boy, Caesar
DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "Caesar boy, Caesar." The shantyman sings "Caesar drummer want paper drum." "Caesar drummer want kettle drum." "You look on Caesar no look on me" "Caesar drummer go boom boom boom"
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (Abrahams-WIShanties)
FOUND IN: West Indies(Nevis)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 42-43, "Caesar Boy, Caesar" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: Abrahams has this as a Nevis hauling shanty. "The most common of the hauling shanties is directed at the drummer [in this case Caesar], making fun of him." - BS
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