“Jaeger Gik At Jage, En (A Hunter Went Out Hunting)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1888 (L.A. Smith, _Music of the Waters_)
Keywords: foreignlanguage shanty hunting
Found in: Sweden Norway

Description

Norwegian or Swedish pumping shanty. Translation: "A hunter went out a-hunting (2x) out in the woods so green. Chorus: Hali, halo, hali, halo, We sail and we pull (2x). Further verses were supposedly too obscene to print.

Notes

Hugill makes note that this shanty was originally a hunting song, though doesn't give a specific reference. - SL

Cross references

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 505-507, "En Jaeger Gik At Jage" (3 texts-Norwegian & English, 2 tunes)
  2. BI, Hugi505