“Walkalong, Miss Susiana Brown”

Alternate titles: “Miss Juliana Brown”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Colcord)
Keywords: shanty worksong
Found in: US(SE) West Indies

Description

Halyard shanty. No story line to any of the available verses. The characteristic last chorus line is "Walkalong Miss (Susiana/Juliana) Brown."

Notes

The swing of the tune would indicate this is of West Indies/Negro origin. It probably began life as a Negro worksong used for stowing cotton, and was picked up by ship's crews to become part of the shanty repertoire. - SL

References

  1. Colcord, p. 59, "Juley" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
  2. Hugill, pp. 391-392, "Walkalong, Miss Susiana Brown" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 299-300]
  3. DT, JULEY*
  4. Roud #4694
  5. BI, Hugi391