Randy Dandy O
DESCRIPTION: Capstan or pumps shanty. Chorus: "Heave a pawl, o heave away. Way ay roll an' go. The anchor's on board an' the cable's all stored, timme rollockin' randy dandy o." Rhyming verses about sailing and women.
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Robinson)
KEYWORDS: shanty sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Colcord-SongsOfAmericanSailormen, p. 116, "Galloping Randy Dandy O!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill-ShantiesFromTheSevenSeas, pp. 167-168, "Randy Dandy O" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 135]
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919). "Galloping Randy Dandy O!" is in Part 3, 7/28/1917.
NOTES [19 words]: Hugill-ShantiesFromTheSevenSeas says that he and his sources cleaned this one up a good deal before printing. - SL
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