Kock, De (The Cook)
DESCRIPTION: German shanty. Verses made up of short phrases, the cook describing himself, his habits, the meals he prepares. No chorus, but a pull on "seggt he" (says he) after each phrase. "Yellow peas, sez he. Cook for me, sez he. Keep them stirred, sez he," etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1888 (L.A. Smith, _Music of the Waters_)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty cook food
FOUND IN: Germany
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 537-539, "De Kock" (3 texts-German & English, 1 tune)
cf. "In Berlin Sagt 'Er" (tune)
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