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."
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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