Sampanmadchen, Das (The Sampan Maiden)
DESCRIPTION: German or Swedish shanty. Pidgin English (or in this case, pidgin German), nonsense verses -- "I no likie you-hou, you no-ho likie me-hie." Versions of this were to be found in several languages. Chorus of even more nonsensical syllables.
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Baltzer, _Knurrhahn_)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage shanty nonsense China
FOUND IN: Germany Sweden
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, pp. 569-570, "Das Sampanmadchen," "En Sjomansvisa Fran Kinakusten" (4 texts-German, Swedish, and English, 1 tune)
cf. "Chinee Bumboatman" (some similar verses)
En Sjomansvisa Fran Kinakusten" (A Sailor's Song from the China Coast)
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