“Hamburg, Du Schone Stadt (Hamburg, You Lovely Town)”


German shanty. Sailor meets a girl who initially resists his advances, then takes his two dollars and tells him to wait while she runs up to her room. When he follows her up, he finds four men who beat and rob him. Choruses of "Oh, du mein ja, mein je!"


  1. Hugill, pp. 564-566, "Hamburg, Du Schone Stadt" (2 texts-German & English, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Hugi564


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Baltzer, _Knurrhahn_)
Found in: Germany