Sealers' Song (III), The

DESCRIPTION: "It caused a great sensation ... To see those little puppy seals in Codroy River Bight." Those who go after them are not experienced sealers and have all kinds of disasters. Besides, it was out of season: "now the puppies must be spared"
AUTHOR: Hughie O'Quinn (according to Bennett-Downey)
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (Bennett-Downey)
KEYWORDS: hunting injury ordeal law poaching river humorous animal
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Bennett-Downey 21, pp. 129-135, "The Sealers' Song" (1 text)
Roud #24302
RECORDINGS:
Jerome Downey, "The Sealers' Song" (on NFJDowney01)
Hector MacIsaac and Jerome Downey, "The Sealers' Song" (on NFHMacIsaac01)
Hector MacIsaac, "Sealing Song" (on NFHMacIsaac02)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Wearing of the Green" (tune)
NOTES: The song ends with a complaint against the seal hunting law, by analogy: "Why, I'm sure some day a demagogue will write up in a book The proper way to stun a cod before he takes the hook." - BS
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File: BeDo129

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