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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Next come the cod with his chuckleheadj
He went to the main-chains to heave at the lead.
Next come the flounder as flat as the ground}
Says, "Damn your eyes, chucklehead, mind how you sound!"
H. E. Greenough writes from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (January 26, 1921):
"I have known this song since a boy . . . one of those that used to be roared out in the back rooms of the taverns frequented by sea­men forty or so years ago."