DESCRIPTION: "Oh, it's Sindbad [sic] the sailor and Robinson Crusoe, I left my native counterie a roaming for to go. I went to be a sailor returned just as you see, a mixture of an Indian, a Turk, and a Japanee. Oh, jeffer see my jibber ahoy...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Colcord)
KEYWORDS: sailor shanty rambling
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Colcord, p. 184, "Sindbad" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Colcord included this as an example of Negro songs, but even she was doubtful of that origin. She says that it was sung by a Frenchman to Capt. Edward H. Cole, who then sang it to her. - SL
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