Dar Gingo Tre Flickor

DESCRIPTION: Swedish shanty. Three girls discuss love; three sailors overhear and decide to pay a visit. The girls bar the door but the wind blows it open. They make a bed for the sailors who leave in the morning saying maidens will never regain their beauty.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sternvall, _Sang under Segel_)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Swedish shanty. Three girls are talking about love, three sailors overhear and decide to pay a visit. The girls bar the door but the wind blows it open. They make a bed for the sailors who leave in the morning saying maidens will never regain their beauty. There is a short chorus following each line of the verses "Fantali for Julia, fantali for Julia." and a longer chorus which translates, roughly, "For a little goblin was with them, It was so lion-like, They walked holding candles, and then took a pinch of snuff. Oh tjohalia, seamen are so amusing.
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty sailor seduction
FOUND IN: Sweden
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 393-395, "Dar Gingo Tre Flickor" (2 texts-English & Swedish, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Ane Madam" (lyrics)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Fantali for Julia
NOTES: There is a German version given in Baltzer's Knurrhahn, "Es Gingen Drei Madchen." - SL
File: Hug393

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