Det Hande Sig I Goteborg (It Happened in Gothenburg)
DESCRIPTION: Swedish/German shanty. A sailor is signed by a man named Peter. The ship is a good one, but conditions are bad. Peter sleeps all the time except when threatening the crew. Ch: Hey ho fallerallera (2x) Just for all soka hyra (just to find myself a ship)"
EARLIEST DATE: 1935
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty sailor work
FOUND IN: Sweden Germany
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 550-551, "Det Hande Sig I Goteborg" (2 texts -- Swedish and English, 1 tune)
Ja das geschah in Gotenborg
NOTES: Found both in Sternvall's Sang under Segel (1935) and Baltzer's Knurrhahn (1935). Hugill said this was popular around 1870. - SL
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