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Thread #41062   Message #2652825
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Jun-09 - 10:02 PM
Thread Name: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
Subject: RE: Donkey Riding - What's Hong-ki-kong?
Glad Lighter beat me to it.
The lyrics in the JAFL article have a few words different, e. g. verse 2:
Line 1- In ninety-eight we chased the foe right into Bony Bay,
Line 8- And all the while was singing as if his pluck to show:
The title given is "Little Powder Monkey Jim."
Printed with musical score, 4/4.

Munch also printed a whaling song, no title, but with musical score
and "Her Sailor Boy," also with music.
Other songs were versions of Barbara Allen and other well-known English folk songs.

On a later visit, Munch found the words of "Little Powder Monkey Jim" much changed; he also gives the revised version, with music.
The chorus had become:

Soon we'll be in London town,
sing malatchie, oh
See the king in his golden crown,
sing malatchie, oh,
Heave ho, on we go,
sing malatchie, oh,
Who's a-fair to me to foe,
sing malatchie, oh, ho.