Cain Killed Abel

DESCRIPTION: A shanty about cane-cutting (!). "I was a cane-cutter but now I'm at sea, Stoop it, and top it, and load it, my boys; Once Cain killed Abel, but it won't kill me." "I worked very hard until I went to sea/" ""This cutting of cane it isn't much fun."
AUTHOR: Words: Merv Lilley / Music: Chris Kempster
EARLIEST DATE: 1964
KEYWORDS: work shanty nonballad
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 200-201, "Cain Killed Abel" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, p. 171, "Cane Killed Abel" (1 text, 1 tune)

File: FaE200

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