Bear Away Yankee, Bear Away Boy
DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "Bear away Yankee, bear away boy." The shantyman sings "Deep de water and shallow de shore .. Bear away to Noble Bay." "What me going tell John Gould today? ... Deep de water, shallow a shore."
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (Abrahams-WIShanties)
KEYWORDS: sea ship shore wreck shanty
FOUND IN: West Indies(Nevis)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 54-55, "Bear Away Yankee, Bear Away Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Abrahams writes, "John Gould ... is supposed by the men [singers] to have been a shipowner who lost his cargo." - BS
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