Rollin' Home by the Silvery Moon

DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Chorus: "Rollin' home (x4) by the light of the silvery moon. Happy is the sailor who has shipped aboard a whaler, when she's rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin' home."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Hugill)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Chorus: "Rollin' home (x4) by the light of the silvery moon. Happy is the sailor who has shipped aboard a whaler, when she's rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin' home." Verses run "Here's to the good ol' beer (claret, rum, etc) mop it down" (also x4). The verses get more bawdy after finishing with the available beverages.
KEYWORDS: drink sailor shanty bawdy
FOUND IN: US Britain
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 180-81, "Rollin' Home by the Silvery Moon" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: Hugi 180

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