The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11353   Message #84514
Posted By: GutBucketeer
06-Jun-99 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Subject: RE: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Hugh Williamson posted "Original Bawdy Versions" of several sea shanties at a couple of years ago. His introduction to the post is provided below. One of the songs was Hogeye Man and it makes reference to the black - white tryst discussed above. If anyone wants the post send me a message and I will send it to you. The words are pretty bawdy and I don't feel comfortable posting them generally.

Original Post starts here:-------

Sea Chanties...the "original-wink wink, nudge, nudge" versions.

As part of my ongoing search for sea chanty and associated materials, I have uncovered what are claimed to be the authentic words to several well known chanties. As reported by Gershorn Legman, in his extensively footnoted collection "Roll me in your arms", these versions were given to him by Stan Hugill, as the authentic versions of chanties which he rewrote (ie cleaned up) for publication in his major works on Shanties.

I am still trying to locate a copy of Hugill's original vresions.

Hugh Williamson