Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach, A

DESCRIPTION: "A great big sea hove in Long Beach... And Granny Snooks she lost her speech." "Me boot is broke, me frock is tore... But George Snooks I do adore." "Oh, fish is low and flour is high... So Georgie Snooks he can't have I."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Doyle)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad sea hardtimes
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Blondahl, p. 11, "Great Big Sea Hove in" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/Johnston, pp. 176-177, "A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle2, p. 27, "A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle3, p. 25, "A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle4, p. 25, "A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle5, p. 13, "A Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 77, "A Great Big Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4426
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Gaberlunzie Man" (tune & meter)
cf. "Kate's Big Shirt" (tune)
NOTES: Fowke suggests this song dates from the 1930s, when Newfoundland sailors received poor pay for their fish but had to pay high prices for flour. Long Beach is a town on the east coast of Newfoundland. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.1
File: FJ176

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