From Surabaya to Pasoeroean
DESCRIPTION: Javanese sea shanty. "Sum go coolie ah-e-ah ang, sor Sourabaya, Hoo-e la-e-la-e-la." Used as a capstan shanty, Harlow-ChantyingAboardAmericanShips says he took it down from the coolies singing and can't vouch for the correctness of the words.
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Harlow-ChantyingAboardAmericanShips)
KEYWORDS: shanty foreignlanguage
FOUND IN: Indonesia
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Harlow-ChantyingAboardAmericanShips, p. 114, "From Surabaya to Pasoeroean" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Frederick Pease Harlow, _The Making of a Sailor, or Sea Life Aboard a Yankee Square-Rigger_, 1928; republished by Dover, 1988, p. 334, "From Sourabaya to Pasuruan" (1 text, 1 tune)
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