DESCRIPTION: Norwegian shanty. Chorus: "Julia! Julia! hop-ra-sa!" Hugill gives only one verse, which translates "A sailor's greatest pleasure, is Julia! Julia! Beloved of girls so dear..."
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (L. A. Smith, _Music of the Waters_)
KEYWORDS: shanty foreignlanguage love
FOUND IN: Norway
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 392-393, "Julia" (2 texts-Norwegian & English, 1 tune)
cf. "Upidee, Upidah" (similar tune)
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