“Southern Ladies”


Capstan shanty, Negro origin. "What will you fetch your Julia? Way-ay-ay-ay! What will you fetch your Julia? She's a Southern lady all the day." Meter changes from 2/2 to 3/2 throughout.


  1. Hugill, p.395, "Southern Ladies" (1 short text, 1 tune-quoted from a shanty which Cecil Sharp gave in volume 5 of the Journal of the Folk Song Society) [AbEd, p. 300]
  2. Roud #9173
  3. BI, Hugi395


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (JFSS volume 5)
Keywords: shanty worksong
Found in: Britain