Prison of Newfoundland

DESCRIPTION: "... listen to my sad tale, While I relate the hardship attending St. John's jail." Doyle lands at "Harvey's Wharf a cargo for to land." A witness lies; Doyle is sentenced to six months. From a cell he watches "the lads and lassies" and dreams of Ireland
AUTHOR: Johnny Doyle?
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: homesickness prison trial shore sailor prisoner Ireland
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Doyle3, pp. 48-49, "Prison of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 90, "The Prison of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 46-47, "The Prison of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Guigne, pp. 312-314, "The Prison(er) of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, PRSONEWF*

Roud #4409
RECORDINGS:
Omar Blondahl, "Prison of Newfoundland" (on NFOBlondahl02)
Eddy Primroy, "Prisoner of Newfoundland" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Monica Rossiter, "The Prisoner of Newfoundland" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

NOTES: Blondahl: "Mention of the Black Ball Line ... would seem to date the song in the vicinity of the late 1880's." - BS
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File: Doyl3048

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