“Lower the Boat Down”


Halyard shanty. "There's only one thing grieves me. Ch: Oh, lower the boat down! It's my poor wife and baby, Ch: Oh, lower the boat down."

Cross references


  1. Colcord, p. 63, "Lower the Boat Down" (1 single-verse fragment)
  2. Hugill, p. 158-159, "Lower the Boat Down" (1 fragment, quoted from Colcord)
  3. BI, Colc063


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Colcord)
Found in: US