“Lindy Lowe”


"Come smilin' Lindy Lowe, de pootiest gal I know, On de finest boat dat ever float, in de Ohio, de Mississippi or de Ohio." Verses have no story at all and only the second line ever changes, "Come smilin' Lindy Lowe, by de Gulf ob Mexico.." etc.


[Harlow's] notes give this as a Barbadian hand over hand shanty. - SL


  1. Harlow, pp. 201-202, "Lindy Lowe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9170
  3. BI, Harl201


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1945 (Harlow)
Keywords: worksong shanty
Found in: Barbados