DESCRIPTION: Short verses in pidgin English, i.e. "Sailorman no likee bosun's mate." Chorus: "Kay, kay, kay, kay! Eki Dumah!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1961 (Hugill)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty worksong
FOUND IN: West Indies
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 488-489, "Eki Dumah!" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 361-362]
Kay, Kay, Kay
NOTES: Hugill says that while he picked this up in the West Indies, he suspects that it originated aboard ships where the crews were predominately Lascaris from India. The words are a mix of pidgin English and Hindi. - SL
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