“Hullabaloo Belay”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: Early 1950s (recording, Richard Dyer-Bennet)
Keywords: shanty home mother father abandonment death jealousy adultery infidelity return humorous

Description

Shanty. Characteristic line: "Hullabaloo belay, Hullabaloo bela belay." The singer's mother keeps a boarding house. With the boarders at sea, Shallo Brown courts the mother. She runs off with Shallo (but returns the next day). The father pines away

Cross references

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 484-485, "Hullaballo-Balay" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 84, "Hullabaloo Belay" (1 text)
  3. DT, HULLABOO*
  4. BI, FSWB084A