Boatswain's Call, The

DESCRIPTION: "All hands on deck, the boatswain cried, His voice like thunder roaring... To heave your anchor to the bow. And we'll think of the girls when we're far away (x2)." The boatswain gives other orders for sailing; the crew leaves Mobile Bay
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (Journal of the Pacific)
KEYWORDS: ship travel separation shanty
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 108-109, "The Boatswain's Call" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #8227
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Unmooring
File: HGam108

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