DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "Tee-ay-ay Tinnego." The shantyman sings: Hold on. Let's go to Walabo. It's time for us to go to Walabo. "Deacon Duncan Tinnego."
EARLIEST DATE: 1974 (Abrahams-WIShanties)
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad playparty
FOUND IN: West Indies(St Vincent)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 88-89, "Tinnego" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Abrahams says "Tinnego" and "Jane and Louisa" seem to be the most popular of St Vincent ring games among the blackfish whalers. For other examples of West Indies ring games see "There's a Brown Girl in the Ring" and "Go Down Emmanuel Road"
"Walabo" is Wallilabou Bay on the west coast of St Vincent. - BS
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