Sling the Flowing Bowl

DESCRIPTION: "Come come my jolly lads the wind's abaft, Brisk gales our sails shall crowd...." "Then sling the flowing bowl. Fond hopes arise the girls we prize Shall bless each jovial soul." The sailors boast of their prowess while on patrol
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Journal from the Chile)
KEYWORDS: ship sailor nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 51-52, "Sling the Flowing Bowl" (1 text, 1 tune)
Erskine, p. 6, "(Then we'll sling the flowing bowl)" (1 text)

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NOTES: Huntington's versions are from American whalers, but it is clear that this song was originally sung by British sailors, probably from naval vessels, as it refers to patrolling the coast of Spain. - RBW
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File: SWMS051

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