As Now We Are Sailing
DESCRIPTION: "As now we are sailing out of Sheet Harbour Bay And ... Scaterie." When the singer leaves the Labrador factory "I pray ... I'll come back here no more" and have "a chance for a wife"
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: factory worker ship
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-NovaScotia 100, "As Now We Are Sailing" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
cf. "Captain Conrod" (tune)
NOTES: Sheet Harbour is on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia and Scaterie Island is off Cape Breton. Creighton-Nova Scotia: "[The singer] tells me it was written about a schooner that took men to Labrador to work in a lobster factory." - BS
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