“Young Gal, Swing Your Tail”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (recording, John Roberts)
Keywords: nonballad shanty worksong storm
Found in: Bahamas

Description

Chantey/worksong: "Young gal, go swing your tail/Swing your tail to the South West gale." "Everybody gather round..." "Boys and children get troubled in mind..." "Everybody get converted..." Refrain: "Young gal, go swing your tail"

Notes

The annotation for LomaxCD1822-2 says that this song is related to the "Swing Your Tail" appearing on that CD, collected in 1935. I don't see it myself, other than the catch-phrase. - PJS

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