“Call John the Boatman”


The singer orders, "Call John the Boatman." A storm is rising, and he is needed -- but he sleeps too soundly for even the tempest to rouse him: "Well, the louder that you call him, the faster he'll sleep."


  1. Doerflinger, p. 173, "Call John the Boatman" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9433
  3. BI, Doe173


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951
Keywords: sailor storm
Found in: US(MA)