Shallo Brown (Shallow Brown)

DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Characteristic line: "Shallo, Shallo Brown." The sailor admits that he is leaving, and regrets being parted from his wife and baby. In some versions he may be a slave sold for the "Yankee Dollar"; in others, he is a whaler going about his work.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1882
KEYWORDS: shanty separation family slave
FOUND IN: US(MA,SE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Doerflinger, p. 44, "Shallo Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colcord, p. 61, "Shallo Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Harlow, pp. 126-127, "Shallow Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 257-260, Shallow Brown (4 texts, 4 tunes) [AbEd, pp. 188-191]
Sharp-EFC, LV, p. 60, "Shallow Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Smith/Hatt, p. 22, "Shiloh Brown" (1 text)
Parrish 55, pp. 218-219, "Shilo Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, SHALOBRN SHALBRN2*
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). A fragment of "Shallow Brown" is in Part 3, 7/28/1917.

Roud #2621
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Hullabaloo Belay" (character)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Challo Brown
NOTES: According to Hugill, the name "Challo" used in some versions is "a West Indian word of Carib extraction meaning a 'half-caste.'" - RBW
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File: Doe044

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