Chivalrous Shark, The
DESCRIPTION: "The most chivalrous fish of the ocean, To ladies forbearing and mild, Though his record be dark Is the man-eating shark Who will eat neither woman nor child." The song details instances of the shark eating men but rescuing women and the young
AUTHOR: Wallace Irwin ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1973
KEYWORDS: talltale humorous monster animal
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, pp. 400-401, "The Chivalrous Shark" (1 text)
NOTES: The Digital Tradition lists this as having been copyrighted in 1904 by Wallace Irwin, and certainly it looks like a composed piece. - RBW
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