Deep Blue Sea (II)

DESCRIPTION: "Deep blue sea, baby, deep blue sea...It was Willie what got drownded in the deep blue sea"; "Dig his grave with a silver spade..."; "Lower him down with a golden chain..."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (recording, Pete Seeger)
KEYWORDS: death burial drowning floatingverses lullaby
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Richardson/Spaeth-AmericanMountainSongs, p. 47, "Deep Blue Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Seeger-AmericanFavoriteBallads, p. 76, "Deep Blue Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 58, "Deep Blue Sea" (1 text)

Roud #3119
Pete Seeger, "Deep Blue Sea" (on PeteSeeger04) (on PeteSeeger12) (on PeteSeeger15)
cf. "Old Blue" (floating verses)
cf. "The 'Cholly' Blues" (floating verses)
cf. "Stormalong" (floating verses)
cf. "Dig My Grave With a Silver Spade" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [38 words]: In this case, perhaps we should refer to "sinkingverses." This song should not be confused with "The Deep Blue Sea", aka "Sailor on the Deep Blue Sea," as recorded by the Carter Family. It may have been a shanty at some point. - PJS
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