DESCRIPTION: Shanty. "Oh my name is Dan Dan! Ho! Somebody drink me rum. Ho! Somebody wears me clothes, Ho!" Little more than a chant used for hauling, the pull coming on 'Ho!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Hugill)
KEYWORDS: shanty worksong
FOUND IN: West Indies
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Hugill, p. 440, "Dan Dan" (1 short text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 331]
Abrahams-WIShanties, pp. 86-88, "Dan-Dan-oh" (1 text, 1 tune)
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