We'll Have Another Drink before the Boat Shoves Off
DESCRIPTION: "We'll have another drink before the boat shoves off (2x), And we'll go to Mother Rackett's and we'll pawn our monkey jackets, And we'll have another...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: sailor drink parting
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Doerflinger, p. 167, "We'll Have Another Drink before the Boat Shoves Off" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [18 words]: According to Doerflinger's informant, Mother Rackett kept a waterfront saloon in Hong Kong around 1875. - RBW
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