DESCRIPTION: "Come smilin' Lindy Lowe, de pootiest gal I know, On de finest boat dat ever float, in de Ohio, de Mississippi or de Ohio." Verses have no story at all and only the second line ever changes, "Come smilin' Lindy Lowe, by de Gulf ob Mexico.." etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Harlow)
KEYWORDS: worksong shanty
FOUND IN: Barbados
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Harlow, pp. 201-202, "Lindy Lowe" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: [Harlow's] notes give this as a Barbadian hand over hand shanty. - SL
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