“Haul Away, Old Fellow, Away”

Alternate titles: “C'est en passant sur l'pont de Morlaix”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927 (Hayet, _Chansons de bord_)
Keywords: foreignlanguage shanty love farewell
Found in: France Britain

Description

Halyard shanty. French verses with English choruses "Haul away, old fellow, away." Sailor tells of meeting and falling in love with a girl, but she's too fine for him; sailors only get the trollops. He's sick of it all and is going to ship out far away.

Cross references

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 361-363, "Haul Away, Old Fellow, Away" (2 texts-French & English, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Hugi363