“The Captain Went Below”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1948 (Shay)
Keywords: sea travel

Description

"O, the captain went below, For to light the cabin lamp, But he couldn't light the lamp Because the wick was too damn' damp, Heave-ho, you sons of glory, The Golden Gates are passed."

References

  1. Shay-SeaSongs, p. 125, (no title) (1fragment)
  2. Roud #9637
  3. BI, ShaS125A