As-Tu Connu le Per Lanc'lot?

DESCRIPTION: French. Halyard shanty. "As-tu connu le Per Lanc'lot, Goodbye, farewell, goodbye, farewell, Qui fuit la peche aux cachelots?" Did you know Father Lancelot, who fished for "cachelots," had daughters in three cities, and makes life hard for his crew
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Hugill-SongsOfTheSea)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage sailor clergy hardtimes children whore derivative shanty
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill-SongsOfTheSea, p. 46, "As-tu Connu Per Lanc'lot?" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Homeward Bound (I)" (original form)
File: HSeSo046

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