Jack Hinks

DESCRIPTION: Jack Hinks is described by the singer as a sailor with heroic qualities who is never short of money or fun and is successful with women. The singer finds himself and others wrecked on the rocks but Jack manages to save himself.
AUTHOR: Johnnie Quigley
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: sailor wreck rescue talltale
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 131, "Jack Hinks" (1 text)
Doyle2, p. 9, "Jack Hinks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle3, p. 9, "Jack Hinks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle4, p. 57, "Jack Hinks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle5, p. 28, "Jack Hinks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 30-31, "John Hinks" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4431
RECORDINGS:
Omar Blondahl, "John Hinks" (on NFOBlondahl01,NFOBlondahl05)
NOTES: The song has a typical formulaic introduction where the singer asks the Muses to come to the aid of the "poor bard" which shows the humble attitude of the singer found in many songs from Newfoundland. - SH
Or maybe an imitation of Homer? - RBW
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File: Doy09

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