Heave and Go, My Nancy O
DESCRIPTION: Capstan shanty. "Come all ye jolly sailors bold. Heave and go, my Nancy O! Listen till my tale is told. Heave and go, my Nancy O!" English version of a Danish shanty. No particular story line to the verses, but some make reference to Danish place names.
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (L. A. Smith, _Music of the Waters_)
KEYWORDS: shanty sailor foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: Denmark Britain
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, p. 319, "Heave and Go, My Nancy O" (1 text)
Om Dannebrog Man Ved
NOTES: This was quoted from L.A. Smith's Music of the Waters where it was included as a translation of a Danish shanty. It may have some connection with a song that Doerflinger found "Pull Away Now, my Nancy O!" but Smith didn't give a tune. The Danish version was called "Om Dannebrog Man Ved." - SL
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