Georgy, Me Neck-a-Broke
DESCRIPTION: The shantyman sings "Georgy, me neck-a-broke" or "... I got no neck-a-broke." The chorus is "Hold 'em George, I damn near neck a broke ... I damn near are too broke ... I got no neck-a-broke."
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (Abrahams-DeepTheWaterShallowTheShore)
KEYWORDS: work shanty injury
FOUND IN: West Indies(Nevis)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Abrahams-DeepTheWaterShallowTheShore, pp. 44-45, "Georgy, Me Neck-a-Broke" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [13 words]: Abrahams has this as a Nevis shanty "concerned with lifting and shoving...." - BS
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