Shanty, aimed at sailors whose native language is not English. The chorus runs, "Ja, Ja, Ja!"; the rest may be deliberate gibberish or slurs on those who say "Ja" for "Yes" or talk of the usual sailor-ashore themes of drinking and chasing women
Ja, Ja, Ja! Complete text(s) *** A *** From William Main Doerflinger, Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman, revised edition (1972), p. 86. From the singing of Captain Patrick Tayluer, New York, NY. O mitch mein inkum stinkum buckerroom and mein ja, ja, ja, Mitch mein inkum stinkum buckerroom and mein ja, ja, ja, Vell, ve'll git up on der shteeples and ve'll spiit down on der peoples, Mitsch mein ja, ja, ja!