Jaeger Gik At Jage, En (A Hunter Went Out Hunting)
DESCRIPTION: Norwegian or Swedish pumping shanty. Translation: "A hunter went out a-hunting (2x) out in the woods so green. Chorus: Hali, halo, hali, halo, We sail and we pull (2x). Further verses were supposedly too obscene to print.
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (L.A. Smith, _Music of the Waters_)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty hunting
FOUND IN: Sweden Norway
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 505-507, "En Jaeger Gik At Jage" (3 texts-Norwegian & English, 2 tunes)
cf. "The Keeper" (general feeling)
NOTES [18 words]: Hugill makes note that this shanty was originally a hunting song, though doesn't give a specific reference. - SL
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