Lower the Boat Down
DESCRIPTION: Halyard shanty. "There's only one thing grieves me. Ch: Oh, lower the boat down! It's my poor wife and baby, Ch: Oh, lower the boat down."
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Colcord)
KEYWORDS: shanty worksong separation
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Colcord, p. 63, "Lower the Boat Down" (1 single-verse fragment)
Hugill, p. 158-159, "Lower the Boat Down" (1 fragment, quoted from Colcord)
cf. "Roll the Cotton Down" (similar tune)
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