Yellow Gals (Doodle Let Me Go)
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. Refrain: "Doodle let me go girls, doodle let me go, Hooraw my yaller girls, doodle let me go." Verses have dancing/drinking themes.
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (Sharp-EFC)
KEYWORDS: shanty drink dancing
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Hugill, pp. 380-381, "Doodle Let Me Go" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 288-289]
Sharp-EFC, VIII, p. 9, "Do Let Me Go" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Yellow Meal (Heave Away; Yellow Gals; Tapscott; Bound to Go)" (lyrics)
Do Let Me Go, Gels
NOTES [47 words]: I've heard these lyrics sung, almost verbatim, as part of the "Yellow Meal (Heave Away; Yellow Gals; Tapscott; Bound to Go)" family. But as that is an immigration song, and this is about sailing conditions, I am separating them while noting that they do seem to cross-fertilize. - RBW
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