“Shanty Teamster's Marseillaise”


"Come all ye gay teamsters, attention I pray, I'll sing you a ditty composed, by the way." The listeners are urged to cheer up in "this wretched country, the Opeongo." The new-hired crew, oppressed by the boss and Jerry Welch, walk out of their jobs


This is item cC31 in Laws's Appendix II. Laws does not so identify it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it derives from the Canaday-I-O or Buffalo Skinners family of songs. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Rickaby 28, "Shanty Teamster's Marseillaise" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5091
  3. BI, Rick113


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Rickaby)
Found in: US(MW)