“Dan Dan”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Hugill)
Keywords: shanty worksong
Found in: West Indies

Description

Shanty. "Oh my name is Dan Dan! Ho! Somebody drink me rum. Ho! Somebody wears me clothes, Ho!" Little more than a chant used for hauling, the pull coming on 'Ho!"

References

  1. Hugill, p. 440, "Dan Dan" (1 short text, 1 tune) [AbEd, p. 331]
  2. BI, Hugi440