Shub Her Down
DESCRIPTION: The first phrase of the shantyman's call is repeated as chorus. "Shub her down, shub her down, young man" ["Shub her down"] "Wheel away...." "Shub her out...." "Long and strong...." "We can do it...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (Abrahams-WIShanties)
KEYWORDS: work shanty
FOUND IN: West Indies(Nevis)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 43-44, "Shub Her Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Abrahams has this as a Nevis shanty "for the purpose of pushing and lifting either a boat or a house [and it] describes the operation, with the usual encouragements." - BS
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