The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4743   Message #25965
Posted By: barstow
19-Apr-98 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Hogseye Man
Subject: RE: Hogseye Man : words and query
Stan Hugill's "Shanties from the Seve Seas" has a paragraph on The Hog-Eye Man , the gist of which is that it refers to canal men or "ditch -hogs", and was a "sarcastic phrase used by American deep-watermen to denote sailors of inland waterways..." He`also lists The Ox-Eye Man and The Hawks-Eye Man as alternative titles.

Your verses are pretty much the same.

Chris B. Siegel