My Captain Paid Me Forty-one Dolalrs and a Quarter
DESCRIPTION: Hammer song. "My cap'n paid ne (hah!) Forty-one dollars and a quarter (hah!), To get a pair of shoes (hah!), Oh, partner (hah!), To get a pair of shoes (hah!)" "I got a woman... She's got legs Big as anybody." "She got a ring... Shine-a like gold."
EARLIEST DATE: 1981 (Rosenbaum)
KEYWORDS: ring work nonballad worksong
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rosenbaum, pp. 118-119, "My Captain Paid Me Forty-one Dolalrs and a Quarter" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Take This Hammer" (form, theme, lyrics) and references there
NOTES [44 words]: I am almost certain this is a descendent of "Take This Hammer," and I thought seriously about lumping them. Roud splits them, presumably because the first verse is unusual for "Take This Hammer" versions, and I decided to follow. But this is a very weak split. - RBW
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