“The Hog-eyed Man”, this version comes from “English Folk Chanteys” by Cecil Sharp (1914) (1st ed: p 6), in the description of this song Sharp tells us that, the tune of this chantey negro influence, especially in the curious characteristic rhythm of the chorus. The usual place of use for this shanty was the capstan.
The source of The Hog-eyed Man
The music: “English Folk Chanteys” by Cecil Sharp (1914) (1st ed: p 6).
The lyrics: English Folk Chanteys” by Cecil Sharp (1914) (1st ed: p 6).
Mentioned in: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 270).
The Record of this sea shanty
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The musical notation
The full lyrics
The Hog-eyed Man
O who’s been here since I’ve been gone?
Some big black nigger with his sea – boots on.
– And a hog-eye!
– Steady up a jig and a hog-eye!
– Steady up a jig,
– And all she wants is her hog-eye man!
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The hog-eyed man is the man for me,
He brought me down from Tennessee.