DESCRIPTION: Response line is "Sundown, Sundown below." Leader lines include "Sun is down in the hole below," "Sun is down and I must go"
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: nonballad shanty
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish, p. 221, "Sundown Below" (1 text)
NOTES [36 words]: The current description is based on the Parrish text. Parrish writes, "This tune was sung at the end of the day as a hint to the captain, when the hold was too dark for the stevedores to see what they were doing." - BS
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