Yellow Girls

Collected by Cecil Sharpe. Much discussion about whether it is “doodle” or “do not” (or one of various other alternatives) also about the meaning of “yellow girls”, but precious little information!

Yella Girls

There is a place called Madam Gashee's way out in Callyo,
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!
A whorehouse known as Madam Gashee's, a place you ought to go.
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!

Do do let me go me girls, do do let me go
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!

She took me in, she gave me gin, she danced me on the floor
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!
Well being just a sailor lad I stayed around for more
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!

She took me to her father's house to see if I would go,
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!
All around the bed me boys, wasn't it a show.
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!

Well at the hour of twelve o'clock her father he did show
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!
He grabbed me by the bobstay, boys and wouldna' let me go
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!

Chorus this time only

Let me doodle go me girls, let me doodle go,
Hurrah, me yeller girls, let me doodle go


We'll throw a rope 'round Madam Gashee's and take them all in tow,
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!
We'll haul 'em back to Liverpool and give the boys a show.
Hurrah, me yeller girls, do do let me go!