“Walkalong, My Rosie”

Alternate titles: “Walk Along Rosey”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Hugill)
Keywords: shanty worksong nonballad
Found in: West Indies Britain


Halyard shanty. "Oh, Rosie, she'm the gal for me. Away you Rosie, Walkalong! She hangs around the big levee. Walkalong my Rosie!" Rhyming verses, no story line.


  1. Hugill, p. 363, "Walkalong, My Rosie" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 273-274]
  2. Roud #9130
  3. BI, Hug363