Caesar, oh, Caesar

DESCRIPTION: Alternate lines are a chorus, "Caesar oh Caesar/ Thomas sailor run 'way" The shantyman sings: "See what frien' have done to frien'." Thomas promised to marry in May but he left his wife and went to sea
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1974 (Abrahams-WIShanties)
KEYWORDS: marriage separation travel abandonment sea ship shanty husband wife whaler
FOUND IN: West Indies(St Vincent)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 100-102, "Caesar, oh, Caesar" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Abrahams quotes a blackfish whaler, "Thomas whaler, ... he leave his wife home and he went to sail... He leave an' he go to Trinidad. His wife she die." - BS
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File: AWIS100

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