Taking Gair In the Night

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you good people, come listen you might. It's only a ditty I'm going to write,... It's all about taking your gair [=gear -- the trawls used in capelin fishing] in the night." Song lists the fishermen of Penguin Island, their boats and hardships.
AUTHOR: Jerry Fudge ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1928
KEYWORDS: fishing home work sea ship shore
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf,Ont)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Fowke/MacMillan 18, "Taking Gair in the Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 145-146, "Taking Back Gear in the Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 105, "Taking Gear in the Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke-Ontario 59, "Taking Gair in the Night" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2327
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Gerry Fudge
File: FowM018

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