Banks of Newfoundland (II), The

DESCRIPTION: The singer bids landsmen to "bless your happy lot," since they are safe from storms. His ship is wrecked off Newfoundland; when food runs short, they cast lots to see who will be eaten. The Captain's son is picked, but another ship rescues them in time
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1883 (Smith/Hatt)
KEYWORDS: ship disaster cannibalism reprieve rescue starvation sailor
FOUND IN: Ireland Canada(Mar,Ont)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
SHenry H569, p. 112, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 11, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Ontario 6, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Smith/Hatt, pp. 56-58, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text)
DT, NWFNDLN2

Roud #1972
RECORDINGS:
O. J. Abbott, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (on Abbott1)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Ship in Distress" (plot) and references there
cf. "The Kite Abandoned in White Bay" (probable tune)
cf. "The American Aginora" (plot)
SAME TUNE:
The Kite Abandoned in White Bay (File: RySm103)
File: DTnwfndl

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