Gimme de Banjo

DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Characteristic line: "Dance, gal, gimme de banjo!" The singer "was sent to school fer to be a scholar," but had no success and left his books to others. (Now he is at sea picking the banjo)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: shanty sailor music
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Doerflinger, p. 45, "Gimme de Banjo" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, p. 341, "Gimme de Banjo" (2 texts, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 256-257]

ST Doe045 (Partial)
Roud #9437
File: Doe045

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