When the Caplin Come In

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, now is the time when the men are all ready ... And live on the beach while the caplin is in." The crowd nets caplin from the beach; row boats and motor boats and horses "full breeds and ponies" haul the netted fish away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1955 (Doyle)
KEYWORDS: moniker fishing commerce
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Doyle3, pp. 85-86, "When the Caplin Come In" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7318
RECORDINGS:
Omar Blondahl, "When the Caplin Come In" (on NFOBlondahl02)
NOTES: Caplin are small deep water fish that come to shore in June and July to spawn. They are netted for bait, food or manure [per GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador site]. - BS
File: Doyl3085

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