Ej Bor Vi Sorja, Ej Bor Vi Klaga (Oh We Must Not Grieve, We Must Not Grouse)
DESCRIPTION: Swedish shanty. "We must not grieve"... either because the various tasks they have to do have been made easier somehow, or because complaining will get them into trouble. Last line of each verse is repeated for chorus.
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Sternvall, _Sang under Segel_)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty sailor work
FOUND IN: Sweden
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 549-550, "Ej Bor Vi Sorja, Ej Bor Vi Klagag" (2 texts-Swedish & English, 1 tune)
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