Ebenezer, The

DESCRIPTION: The sailor recalls a dreadful voyage: "Ev'ry day was scrub and grease her." The first mate was "the dirtiest man you ever seen"; the second had left his former line when it "got too hot." The food was bread "as tough as any brass" and over-salted meat
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: ship sailor abuse hardtimes food
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Doerflinger-SongsOfTheSailorAndLumberman, pp. 200-201, "The Ebenezer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill-ShantiesFromTheSevenSeas, pp. 476-477, "The Ebenezer" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 354-355]
Hugill-SongsOfTheSea, p. 161, "The Ebenezer" (1 text, 1 tune)
Kinsey-SongsOfTheSea, pp. 126-127, "The Ebenezer" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #8237
File: Doe200

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