Light on Cape May, The
DESCRIPTION: As the ship sails on a pleasant sea, the lookout spots a light. The crew is given the good news that it is the Cape May light.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Doerflinger, p. 130, "The Light on Cape May" (1 text, 1 tune, the latter identified as "The Bigerlow" and taken from Sandburg)
cf. "The Bigler's Crew" [Laws D8] (tune, lyrics) and references there
NOTES: Doerflinger describes this as a "salt-water variant of... 'The Timber Schooner Bigler.'" - RBW
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