“Stow'n' Sugar in de Hull Below”


"I wish I was in Mobile Bay, Rollin' cotton by the day, Stow'n' sugar in de hull below, Below, belo-ow, Stow'n' sugar in de hull below." A steamboat chant, mentioning the Natchez and depicting the engineer and captain.


This uses lyrics from "Hieland Laddie," which is far better known, but the form appears different enough that I separate them. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Botkin-MRFolklr, p. 592, [no title] (1 text)
  2. BI, BMRF592B


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924
Found in: US(MW)