John, John Crow

DESCRIPTION: Shanty. "Every Sunday mornin', John, John Crow. When I go a-courtin', John, John Crow." Rhyming verses on courting, working, and eating. Written in dialect.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Harlow)
KEYWORDS: shanty worksong courting
FOUND IN: US Barbados
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Harlow, pp. 199-200, "John, John Crow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9171
NOTES: Harlow's brief notes say this is a Barbadian negro shanty for unloading cargo. - SL
File: Harl199

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