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 (BrownSchinhanV)
KEYWORDS: shanty home mother father abandonment death jealousy adultery infidelity return humorous
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Hugill, pp. 484-485, "Hullaballo-Balay" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV 781, "Hullabaloo Balay" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 84, "Hullabaloo Belay" (1 text)
DT, HULLABOO*

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Shallo Brown (Shallow Brown)" (character)
cf. "Ali Alo" (similar tune and chorus)
File: FSWB084A

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