“Long Summer Days”


Chantey/worksong: "The day is so long and the wages so small..." "Captain you gae launch this boat today..." "Take it now easy boys, cause the crawfish they're come now" Refrain: "Long summer day"


This may derive from the same roots as Randolph's "Rocky Road to Jordan (Long Summer Day)." But the uses of the song are different enough that I am (very tentatively) allowing them to stay separate; Randolph's is a singing game. - RBW


  • Frederick McQueen & group, "Long Summer Day" (on MuBahamas2)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (recording, Frederick McQueen & group)
Found in: Bahamas