DESCRIPTION: Capstan shanty. "Oh, Shenandoh, my bully boy, I long to hear you holler, Way-ay, ay ay ay, Shenandoh. I lub ter bring er tot er tum en see ye make a swoller, Way-ay..."
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (F.T. Bullen & W.F. Arnold, _Songs of Sea Labor_)
KEYWORDS: shanty worksong
FOUND IN: South America
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, p. 177, "Shenandoah" (1 text, 1 tune-quoted from Bullen) [AbEd, p. 144]
NOTES: According to Hugill, this was a Negro shanty, but not used so much as sea as when heaving at the winches when working cargo. Bullen collected it in Georgetown, Demerara, South Africa. - SL
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