The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46593   Message #3111159
Posted By: Lighter
10-Mar-11 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Billy Riley (chantey)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Billy Riley (chantey)
The song was popularized by Lloyd on the Tradition LP "Blow Boys Blow" (ca1961).

It looks as though he found it in C. F. Smith's collection of shanties, then improved the words slightly.