"What would my mother say to me, if I should come home with Big Billy? Chorus: Slappoo, slapeter, slap-an-der-go-she-ka, slappoo! I'd tell her to go and hold her tongue, for she did the same when she was young." Other verses have similar rhymes.


  1. Harlow, pp. 98-99, "Slapander-Gosheka" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9168
  3. BI, Harl098


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1945 (Harlow)
Keywords: shanty nonsense
Found in: US