“Adieu to Maimuna”


Capstan shanty. "The boatmen shout, 'tis time to part, no longer can we stay? Twas then Maimuna taught my heart how much a glance can say." Four verses describing a tearful farewell, the last two lines of each repeated are as a chorus.


  1. Harlow, pp. 169-170, "Adieu to Maimuna" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #8226
  3. BI, Harl169


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1945 (Harlow)
Keywords: shanty parting farewell
Found in: US