Big Maquoketa, The

DESCRIPTION: "We was boomin' down the old Miss'ip', One splugeous summer day, When the old man yells, 'Now let 'er rip! I see the Maquotekay!" The sailors wonder what Captain Jones drank: "What? Water? Yes, water. Dry up... you liar... Cause his innards was a-fire."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Russell)
KEYWORDS: river sailor ship drink
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Botkin-AmFolklr, p. 839, "(The Big Maquoteka)" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Charles Edward Russell, _A-Rafting on the Mississip'_, 1928 (republished 2001 by the University of Minnesota Press), pp. 208-209, "The Big Maquoketa" (1 text, 1 tune)

File: BaF839

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