“Frisch Aug, Alle Mann an Deck (Lively There, All Hands on Deck)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Baltzer's _Knurrhahn_)
Keywords: foreignlanguage shanty ship storm
Found in: Germany

Description

German shanty. Sentimental song about a ship facing a storm. Describes efforts to make the ship fast, sounds and images of the storm, thoughts of loved ones, and how hard the sailor's lot is compared to those on shore. Ch: "Holla-hi, holla-he, holla-ho!"

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 535-537, "Frisch Aug, Alle Mann an Deck" (2 texts-German & English, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Hug535