“Upidee, Upidah”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Baltzer, _Knurrhahn_)
Keywords: shanty foreignlanguage cook sailor
Found in: Germany

Description

German shanty. Chorus: "Upidee, Upidah! Schnalls is goot for de cholera! Upidee, Upidah"

Long description

German shanty. Chorus: "Upidee, Upidah! Schnalls is goot for de cholera! Upidee, Upidah" Hugill gives two versions of the verses. The first begins "In the Flying P Line, I served my time" but the rest, according to Hugill is too coarse to include. In the second version the song told by the ship's cook, describing how he rises early to work, keeps the pots clean, and cooks various dishes.

Cross references

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 485-488, "Upidee, Upidah" (3 texts-English & German, 2 tunes)
  2. BI, Hugi485