“Det Hande Sig I Goteborg (It Happened in Gothenburg)”


Swedish/German shanty. A sailor is signed by a man named Peter. The ship is a good one, but conditions are bad. Peter sleeps all the time except when threatening the crew. Ch: Hey ho fallerallera (2x) Just for all soka hyra (just to find myself a ship)"


Found both in Sternvall's _Sang under Segel_ (1935) and Baltzer's _Knurrhahn_ (1935). Hugill said this was popular around 1870. - SL


  1. Hugill, pp. 550-551, "Det Hande Sig I Goteborg" (2 texts -- Swedish and English, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Hugi550


Alternate titles: “Ja das geschah in Gotenborg”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935
Found in: Sweden Germany