Sing a Song, Blow-Along O!
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. "Way down in Dixie! Way down in Dixie, oh I had a gal. Ch: Sing a song, blow-along O!" Verses continue describing the aforementioned gal, the singer, and what they did (or would do) to each other.
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Hugill)
KEYWORDS: shanty worksong
FOUND IN: West Indies
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, p.417, "Sing a Song, Blow-Along O!" ( 1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 318]
cf. "Miss Lucy Loo" (chorus lyrics)
NOTES [22 words]: According to Hugill, this along with most West Indies shanties, was probably used as a cotton loading song before it went to sea. - SL
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