Way Down in Cuba
DESCRIPTION: Fragment of a shanty: "I've got a sister nine feet tall, 'Way down in Cuba, Sleeps in the kitchen with her feet in the hall, 'Way down in Cuba." "I've got a girl friend, name is Jane,
'Way down in Cuba, You can guess where she gives me a pain...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Shay)
KEYWORDS: shanty talltale
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-SeaSongs, p. 95, "'Way Down in Cuba" (1short text)
NOTES: I suspect this may be a broken-off fragment of a better-known shanty (Shay says it's from the Mississippi River), but with only two verses and no tune, it's hard to tell. - RBW
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