Walkalong, Miss Susiana Brown
DESCRIPTION: Halyard shanty. No story line to any of the available verses. The characteristic last chorus line is "Walkalong Miss (Susiana/Juliana) Brown."
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Colcord)
KEYWORDS: shanty worksong
FOUND IN: US(SE) West Indies
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Colcord, p. 59, "Juley" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 391-392, "Walkalong, Miss Susiana Brown" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 299-300]
Miss Juliana Brown
NOTES: The swing of the tune would indicate this is of West Indies/Negro origin. It probably began life as a Negro worksong used for stowing cotton, and was picked up by ship's crews to become part of the shanty repertoire. - SL
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