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Lyr Req: Sacajeedle, sacajeedle and solanya

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Subject: Lyr Req: Sacajeedle, sacajeedle and solanya
Date: 11 Jun 13 - 12:53 AM

My mother (born in England in 1906) learned a "nonsense song" from her father, who was 22 years in the Royal Navy, and used to sing it to me.
All I remember now are a few bits:

"Shoodle like a cataract, shoodle go around"
"Coarse cut a bunion" (!!)
and the last line
"Sacajeedle, sacajeedle and solanya."

Of course, it could well have been a folk song in another language-- anything from Hindi to Yiddish to Portuguese-- that was assumed by the English to be "nonsense words". (For example, "coarse cut a..." might have originally been "Corsica". Maybe the song was about Napoleon.)

Any suggestions?

Jane Elderfield

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