When You Go, Tell Julia (I Am Bound Away)

DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "I am bound away." The shantyman sings "When you go, tell Julia... I'm bound away to see the light... I'm bound away to see my docky... I'm bound for North Carolina."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (Abrahams-WIShanties)
KEYWORDS: parting separation travel sea ship shanty lover sailor
FOUND IN: West Indies(Nevis)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 59-60, "When You Go, Tell Julia (I Am Bound Away)" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: See "I'm Bound Away" for what may be the source for this shanty; the tunes are different but the structure and chorus text is the same. If there were more to the texts I might have considered them the same song. - BS
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File: AWIS059

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