Yea Ho, Little Fish
DESCRIPTION: From the sailor to the fish: "Yea ho, little fish, don't cry, don't cry; Yea ho, little fish, you'll be a whale by and by." The singer talks of the voyage, of how the fish try to avoid capture, and of the love whose picture is "tattooed all over my chest"
EARLIEST DATE: 1953
KEYWORDS: fishing sea
FOUND IN: Australia Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 119-120, 133, "The Little Fish" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Manifold-PASB, p. 5, "The Little Fish" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pete Seeger, "Farewell, Little Fishes" (on PeteSeeger30)
cf. "Song of the Fishes (Blow Ye Winds Westerly)" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [26 words]: Meredith and Anderson claim that this song is probably Portugese; their only basis for this, however, is the vague recollection of one of their informants. - RBW
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