“O Du Glade Sjoman (O Ye Merry Seamen)”


Swedish shanty. Verses are of contented sailors sailing out with fond farewells to their sweethearts, and of the faith they have in their ship to bring them home again. Each stanza is repeated as a chorus.


  1. Hugill, pp. 493-495, "O Du Glade Sjoman" (2 texts-Swedish & English, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Hugi493


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sternvall, _Sang under Segel_)
Found in: Sweden