Can't Ye Hilo?
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. "Young gals, good gals, bad gals, O! Cho: Young girls can't ye Hilo? I will take 'em all in tow, Cho: Young girls can't ye Hilo?" Other verses have rhymes about dancing and women in general.
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Robinson in _The Bellman_)
KEYWORDS: shanty dancing
FOUND IN: West Indies
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Hugill-ShantiesFromTheSevenSeas, p. 265, "Can't Ye Hilo?" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 194-195]
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). "Young Girls, Can't You Hilo? is in Part 3, 7/28/1917.
Jean Francois de Nantes
NOTES [13 words]: The word "hilo" in this case seems to refer to some sort of dance or jamboree. - SL
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