DESCRIPTION: "Yim Yonson ship from lumberyard Upon the scow Sam Patch." He knows nothing of boats, but pretends to be a sailor. In a storm, the captain orders him to reef a sail. Yonson answers, "Der ben ten tousand tops'ls, yes, But only one Yim Yonson." He is fired
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (collected from S. C. Jacobson by Walton)
KEYWORDS: sailor ship storm humorous
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, p. 166, "Yim Yonson (The Scow Sam Patch)" (1 text)
cf. "The Wreck of the Julie Plante" (tune).
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