Spring of '97, The

DESCRIPTION: "The Spring of '97 boys, For if we never knew The hardship of the frozen pan, We suffered with them too." "We struck the seals off Cabot Isle, Five days out from port" The song describes killing harp seals, storm, ice damage, and sealers dying.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: memorial death hunting ship sea work ordeal storm
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Peacock, pp. 976-977, "The Spring of '97" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle3, p. 74, "The Spring of '97" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 77-78, "The Spring of '97" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ryan/Small, pp. 44-45, "THe Spring of '97" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST Doyl3074 (Partial)
Roud #6470
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Way, "The Spring of '97" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
File: Doyl3074

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