Sailin' Over the Dogger Bank lyrics
Sailin' Over the Dogger Bank
- the Dogger Bank:
Dogger Bank (Dutch: Doggersbank, German: Doggerbank, Danish: Doggerbanke) is a large sandbank in a shallow area of the North Sea about 100 kilometres (62 mi) off the east coast of England.
During the last ice age the bank was part of a large landmass connecting mainland Europe and the British Isles, now known as Doggerland. It has long been known by fishermen to be a productive fishing bank; it was named after the doggers, medieval Dutch fishing boats especially used for catching cod.
- gray Grimsby:
It must be rather Great Grimsby:
"Grimsby, also Great Grimsby, is a port town and administrative centre of North East Lincolnshire, England, on the South Bank of the Humber Estuary close to the North Sea. It was the home port for the world's largest fishing fleet by the mid-20th century, but fishing then fell sharply."
It seemes to be derivated from "Juba Jew" that was the name of an African American dance step from the early 1920s or earlier.
- the double shuffle:
A clog dance characterized by fast syncopated taps of the feet
- the Knickerbocker line:
This Knickerbocker line is known by means of other folk songs as well, and not only of New-Yorker's ones