Ja, Ja, Ja!
DESCRIPTION: Shanty, aimed at sailors whose native language is not English. The chorus runs, "Ja, Ja, Ja!"; the rest may be deliberate gibberish or slurs on those who say "Ja" for "Yes" or talk of the usual sailor-ashore themes of drinking and chasing women
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: shanty foreigner
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Doerflinger, p. 86, "Ja, Ja, Ja!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 504-505, "Yaw, Yaw, Yaw!" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 372-373]
ST Doe086 (Full)
cf. "Rollin' Home by the Silvery Moon" (similar tune)
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