“Do Let Me Lone, Susan”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Hugill)
Keywords: shanty bawdy
Found in: West Indies

Description

Shanty. Choruses "Hoo-raw! me loo-loo boys, Do let me lone." Three line verses with the chorus following each. Verses run through different women's names (Susan, Flora, Rosy, etc)

Long description

Shanty. Choruses "Hoo-raw! me loo-loo boys, Do let me lone." Three line verses with the chorus following each. Verses run through different women's names (Susan, Flora, Rosy, etc). Verses run as follows: "Do let me lone (Susan), do let me lone. Chorus. I put me arm around Jinny's waist, oh Jinny jumps about. Chorus. When I put me hand on Jinny's head, oh, Jinny jumps away. Chorus."

Notes

Hugill gives five verses, running through various parts of Jinny's anatomy. He says the rest of the song would eventually refer to ALL parts, and so was considered unprintable. - SL

Cross references

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 379-380, "Do Let Me Lone, Susan" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 287-288]
  2. BI, Hugi379