Bully, Long Time Ago

DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "Bully yea-ay-ay bully boys/Bully long time ago" The shantyman sings: We catch him. Must not let him go deep. Hell of a long time he's moving but we hold him.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1974 (Abrahams-DeepTheWaterShallowTheShore)
KEYWORDS: work sea shanty whale whaler
FOUND IN: West Indies(St Vincent)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-DeepTheWaterShallowTheShore, pp. 78-80, "Bully, Long Time Ago" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [22 words]: Abrahams quotes a blackfish whaler, "... we strike and kill 'im. We do a good fishing and, well, we have a shanty we start to sing." - BS
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File: AWIS078

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