Western Boat (Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's)

DESCRIPTION: "Take me back to my Western boat, Let me fish off Cape St Mary's." Singer recounts good times and wants to be buried in "that snug green cove where the seas roll up their thunder"
AUTHOR: Otto P. Kelland
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (Doyle3)
KEYWORDS: fishing sea lyric nonballad work death
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Doyle3, p. 39, "Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle4, p. 48, "Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle5, p. 31, "Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 88-89, "Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, CAPSTMAR*

Roud #7301
RECORDINGS:
Omar Blondahl, "Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's" (on NFOBlondahl01)
NOTES: Cape St Mary's is now a sea-bird sanctuary at the southwest corner of the Avalon Peninsula, about 100 miles from St John's - BS
Although the printed editions seem to call this "Let Me Fish Off Cape St Mary's," I've assigned the basic title "Western Boat" on the assumption that most people know it from the recording by Gordon Bok. - RBW
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