Whip Jamboree (Whup Jamboree)

DESCRIPTION: Stanzas on the life of a sailor, characterized by the line "(whip/whup) jamboree." The lash is likely to be prominently mentioned, as is the sailors' happiness upon seeing the girls (whores?) of home.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Smith/Hatt)
KEYWORDS: sailor ship hardtimes punishment home whore
FOUND IN: US(SE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
BrownIII 230, "Whip Jamboree" (1 short text, linked to this song only by the chorus line)
BrownSchinhanV 230, "Whip Jamboree" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Smith/Hatt, p. 13, "Arriving Back at Liverpool" (1 fragment)
Harlow, pp. 106-108, "Johnny Get Your Oatcake Done (Jamboree)," "Early in the Morning" (2 texts, 1 tune - second text "Early in the Morning" has different words though a similar theme, Harlow says it was sung to the same tune but when bound for London)
Hugill, pp. 382-384, "Jamboree" (4 texts, 2 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 290-292]
Sharp-EFC, IX, pp. 10-11, "Whip Jamboree" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, WHIPJAMB* WHIPJAM2*

Roud #488
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Jinny, Keep Yer Ringtail Warm
Jinny Git Yer Oatcake Done
Bristol Channel Jamboree
NOTES: "Jinny" is alternately spelled "Jenny" in the choruses. The versions that Hugill give have a bit more coherent storyline (just a bit) involving coming home (or at least to port), meeting up with Jinny and briefly deciding to stay, then taking off to sea again. - SL
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