Hullabaloo Belay

DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Characteristic line: "Hullabaloo belay, Hullabaloo bela belay." The singer's mother keeps a boarding house. With the boarders at sea, Shallo Brown courts the mother. She runs off with Shallo (but returns the next day). The father pines away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5)
KEYWORDS: shanty home mother father abandonment death jealousy adultery infidelity return humorous
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Hugill-ShantiesFromTheSevenSeas, pp. 484-485, "Hullaballo-Balay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kinsey-SongsOfTheSea, pp. 59-60, "Hullabaloobalay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 781, "Hullabaloo Balay" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 84, "Hullabaloo Belay" (1 text)

Roud #8339
cf. "Shallo Brown (Shallow Brown)" (character)
cf. "Ali Alo" (similar tune and chorus)
File: FSWB084A

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