Yankee John, Stormalong (Liza Lee)

DESCRIPTION: Pulling shanty. Singer says that Liza Lee promised to marry him. He shipped out but promised her a ring, etc. Now she's jilted him. Remaining verses on general sailing themes. Chorus: "Yan-kee John, Storm-along." Colcord says this is of Negro origin.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (Sharp-EFC)
KEYWORDS: shanty sailor courting separation floatingverses
FOUND IN: Britain US West Indies(Nevis)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Colcord, p. 60, "Liza Lee" (1 fragment, 1 tune-quoted from Sharp-EFC)
Hugill, pp. 80, "Yankee John, Stormalong" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 74]
Sharp-EFC, XXXVI, p. 41, "Liza Lee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 61-62, "Yankee John, Stormalong" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, LIZALEE*

Roud #4698
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "A Hundred Years Ago" (lyrics)
NOTES: Recognized mostly by its choruses. The lyrics mostly float, with Hugill's version being about half "A Hundred Years Ago." - RBW
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