The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #128220 Message #2898559
Posted By: Lighter
02-May-10 - 11:24 AM
Thread Name: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Subject: RE: The Advent and Development of Chanties
Brown also gives a "corn-shucking hollow" [sic] called "The Old Turkey Hen," with the repeated chorus "Ho-ma-hala-way." Sounds like it may once have been something like "Oh, my! Haul away!"