"Oh, it's Sindbad [sic] the sailor and Robinson Crusoe, I left my native counterie a roaming for to go. I went to be a sailor returned just as you see, a mixture of an Indian, a Turk, and a Japanee. Oh, jeffer see my jibber ahoy...."


Colcord included this as an example of Negro songs, but even she was doubtful of that origin. She says that it was sung by a Frenchman to Capt. Edward H. Cole, who then sang it to her. - SL


  1. Colcord, p. 184, "Sindbad" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4712
  3. BI, Colc184


Alternate titles: “Sinbad”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Colcord)
Keywords: sailor shanty rambling
Found in: US