Round the Bay of Mexico

DESCRIPTION: "Round the Bay of Mexico, Way, oh Susiana, Mexico is the place that I belong in...." The singer tells of courting girls "two at a time" and having them love him "because I don't tell everything that I know." He heads off to the fishing ground
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (field recording, Henry Lundy & David Pryor)
KEYWORDS: sailor courting
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 88-89, "Round the Bay of Mexico" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 83, "Round the Bay of Mexico (Bay of Mexico)" (1 text)

Roud #207
Henry Lundy & David Pryor, "Round the Bay of Mexico" (AAFS 512 B2, 1935; on LC05, LomaxCD1822-2)
cf. "Cape Cod Girls" (lyrics)
NOTES [68 words]: This is listed as having "new lyrics" by Paul Campbell (the Weavers, collectively), and "music adaption" by Tom Geraci. I have seen relatively little of the material elsewhere; this looks more like a new song from traditional materials than a touched-up traditional song. - RBW
Nope -- the song as touched up by the Weavers and friends is still quite close to the field recording from the Bahamas in 1935. - PJS
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