Magelhan

DESCRIPTION: German shanty. Original was a capstan (gangspill) shanty. The Magelhan/Magellan is the name of the ship. The verses (or at least the translation) are mostly good natured complaints about work and the captain.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Baltzer's _Knurrhahn_ (reprint))
KEYWORDS: shanty foreignlanguage ship
FOUND IN: Germany
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 191-192, "Magelhan" (1 text, 1 tune)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Rolling Home" (adaptation of text)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Magellan
NOTES: Hugill included this with the versions of "Rolling Home" stating that this was the original shanty from which the German version of "Rolling Home" was derived. - SL
File: Hugi191

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