DESCRIPTION: The 1851 whaling ships and their captains and bad characteristics are described ("By all decent people their company is shun") "Wake up Eelie [Oily] Rob, or you're sure to be [out]done, The Mazanthien's home with her two hundred tons"
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: commerce moniker nonballad whaler
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #86, p. 1 ("Come all ye blubber-hunters and rejoice wi' me") (1 text)
GreigDuncan1 13, "Eelie Bob" (3 texts, 1 tune)
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