Doodle Let Me Go

Interesting Facts about the Doodle Let Me Go

“Doodle Let Me Go” is the capstan shanty. According to Stan Hugill probably related to “Do Let Me Go Susan”. Terry says that the word “Do” was sometimes sung as “doodle”. This version is version comes from Harding Barbadian, a shipmate of Stan Hugill.
The song will be reconstructed by myself as the Capstan Shanty.

The source of this sea shanty

The music: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 380).
The lyrics: “Shanties from the Seven Seas” by Stan Hugill (1st ed: p 380, 381).

The Record of this shanty

You also can find this record on my YouTube channel here or directly listen below. Additionally, if you want to share your opinion about the record or share your opinion you can do it in my Facebook forum here, or leave a comment at the bottom of this blog article.

Doodle Let Me Go - Capstan Shanty

The musical notation

Doodle Let Me Go - music notation

And the full lyrics

Doodle Let Me Go

Oh, once I met a dou-dou fair, belonged to Mobile Bay,
– Hooraw, me yaller gels, doodle let me go!
– Doodle let me go, gels,
– Doodle let me go.
– Hooraw, me yaller gels,
– doodle let me go!

* 2 *

She swung her lip, she tripped her feet, she winked her sassy eye,
– Hooraw …

* 3 *

Ah took her in an’ gave her gin, an’ danced her on the floor,
– Hooraw …

* 4 *

The crew is drunk, the mate is drunk, the Old Man’s got a load,
– Hooraw …

Related to this sea shanty

Rio Grande (F)

Bound for the Rio Grande (R. R. Terry’s Version)

Rio Grande (A. Connan Doyle version)

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