“Shallow Brown (II)”


Has the refrain of "Shallo Brown" but the solo text is taken from "Blow, Boys, Blow (I)" and the tune is the same as "Hilo, Boys, Hilo." The meter alternates from 3/4 to 2/4 throughout.


Though it has the same title, this is so drastically different from "Shallo Brown" that I thought it warranted a separate entry. - SL

Entirely agreed. If it matters, this is what The Boarding Party called "Fast Shallow," to distinguish it from the more common "Slow Shallow." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Hugill, pp. 257, Shallow Brown (1 text, 1 tune - quoted from Sharp-EFC) [AbEd, p. 187]
  2. Sharp-EFC, XXX, p. 35, "Shallow Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BI, Hugi257


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1914 (Sharp-EFC)
Keywords: shanty sailor
Found in: Britain US