Captain He Go To Him Cabin

DESCRIPTION: "New York... Captain he heard it, he was troubled in his mind... Captain he go to him cabin, he drink wine and whiskey... You go to America? You as well go to heaven."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (Kingsley; see NOTES)
KEYWORDS: travel sea ship drink humorous shanty
FOUND IN: West Indies(Virgin Islands)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-WIShanties, p. 20, "Captain He Go To Him Cabin" (1 fragment)
NOTES: The Abrahams fragment -- quoted in the description without the chorus -- is from pp. 21-22 of the 1872 edition [published by Macmillan and "digitized by Google"]. The same text is on Charles Kingsley, At Last: A Christmas in the West Indies (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871 ("Digitized by Google"), p. 34; p. 144 refers to a past event of June 24, 1870 so the trip must be Christmas 1870. - BS
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