“Isle of Fugi”


"Then I'm bound for the Isle of Fugi; Fugi, Fugi; Then I'm bound for the Isle of Fugi; And from there to Tennessee."


Smith/Hatt: Smith's comment is "Well-known shanty for general work." Fowke notes that Hugill suggests "Fiji" may be meant. - BS

Since we're talking about Pacific destinations anyway, how about "Fuji," which would mean Japan? (Japan also has a city "Fukui," for that matter.) There is also an anchorage off the Philippines known as "Fuga." - RBW


  1. Smith/Hatt, p. 29, "Isle of Fugi" (1 text)
  2. Roud #9417
  3. BI, SmHa029


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940 (Smith/Hatt)
Keywords: nonballad shanty
Found in: Canada(Mar)