“Screwing In Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940 (Smith/Hatt)
Keywords: nonballad shanty
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

"Before I work for a dollar a day. Down below, wey-hey, hey-hey. Grease my screws and put 'em away, Down below, wey-hey, hey-hey"

Notes

Smith/Hatt: "Cargoes were pressed down ... by screws." - BS

References

  1. Smith/Hatt, p. 45, "Screwing In Song" (1 text)
  2. Roud #9416
  3. BI, SmHa045