“Ane Madam”

Alternate titles: “Annie Madam”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (Brochmann's _Opsang Fra Seilskibstiden_)
Keywords: shanty sailor foreignlanguage
Found in: Scandinavia

Description

Norwegian halyard or capstan shanty. Brief storyline of sailors going ashore and finding that the proprietor of the inn they last visited has barred the door against them. Other verses describe hoisting sails, etc. Sung to the tune of "Blow the Man Down."

Notes

Hugill says this was the most popular of all of Scandinavia halyard shanties. Two versions are given -- the first was a halyard shanty and the second was used at the capstan. - SL

Cross references

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 215-216, "Ane Madam" (2 texts, both in Norwegian and English)
  2. BI, Hugi215