We Sailed Around Old Butler's

DESCRIPTION: "We sailed around old Butler's, No danger did we fear, Until we came to Sawmill Rift, Went plumb against the pier." "Big Mose" rescues what he can. The chorus floats: "And shove around the grog, boys... We are the boys that fear no noise...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Thompson-BodyBootsAndBritches-NewYorkStateFolktales)
KEYWORDS: lumbering wreck clothes drink
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Thompson-BodyBootsAndBritches-NewYorkStateFolktales, p. 280, "(no title)" (1 short text, probably an excerpt although not so labelled)
Byington/Goldstein-TwoPennyBallads, pp. 25-26, "The Raftsmen's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6607
File: TNY280

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