Singapor-Sang (Singapore Song)
DESCRIPTION: erman shanty. Tired of tough meat, the steward of a ship buys a bull in Singapore. They manage to hoist it onto the ship but have considerable trouble killing it and the bull causes much damage before it expires. Last phrase of verses repeat as chorus.
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Baltzer, _Knurrhahn_)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty animal humorous food death
FOUND IN: Germany
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 566-568, "Singapor-Sang" (2 texts-German & English, 1 tune)
NOTES: Hugill said this was based on an actual incident that took place on board a ship called Arkona. - SL
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