Call John the Boatman
DESCRIPTION: The singer orders, "Call John the Boatman." A storm is rising, and he is needed -- but he sleeps too soundly for even the tempest to rouse him: "Well, the louder that you call him, the faster he'll sleep."
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: sailor storm
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Doerflinger, p. 173, "Call John the Boatman" (1 text, 1 tune)
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