“The Big Maquoketa”


"We was boomin' down the old Miss'ip', One splugeous summer day, When the old man yells, 'Now let 'er rip! I see the Maquotekay!" The sailors wonder what Captain Jones drank: "What? Water? Yes, water. Dry up... you liar... Cause his innards was a-fire."


  1. Botkin-AmFolklr, p. 839, "(The Big Maquoteka)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, BaF839


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1944
Keywords: river sailor ship drink
Found in: US