Ijzere Man, The (The Iron Man)

DESCRIPTION: Dutch. Capstan shanty. "In Hellevoetsluis daar staat een huis." There is a house in Hellevoetsluis where one can find Mr. Baggerman's daughters, whom he abuses. One escapes to church; the singer tells of the responses. The ship sails for America
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Hugill-SongsOfTheSea)
KEYWORDS: shanty foreignlanguage abuse children
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill-SongsOfTheSea, pp. 96-97, "De Ijzere Man" (2 texts, Dutch & English, 1 tune)
File: HSoSe096

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