Roll, Boys, Roll
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Oh Sally Brown she's the gal for me, boys Roll, boys roll boys roll. Sally Brown she's the gall for me boys, Way high Miss Sally Brown."
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Hugill)
KEYWORDS: shanty sailor
FOUND IN: West Indies
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, p. 170, "Roll, Boys, Roll!" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 137-138]
NOTES [35 words]: Hugill got this from his friend "Harding the Barbarian," a black sailor and shantyman from Barbados. Harding said it originated in the West Indies and was popular in ships which carried chequerboard crews. - SL
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