Rise Me Up from Down Below
DESCRIPTION: Shanty, with chorus "Whiskey-oh, Johnny-oh! Oh, rise me up from down below, down below, oh, oh, oh oh! Up aloft this yard must go, John! Rise me up from down below!" The verses describe "the world down below," where the "fires do roar," etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: shanty Hell
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Doerflinger, p. 47, "Rise Me Up from Down Below" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 281-282, "Rise Me Up From Down Below" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 207]
ST Doe047 (Partial)
cf. "Whiskey Johnny" (identical chorus, different verses celebrating whiskey)
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