Bonnie Fisher Lass, The
DESCRIPTION: The singer meets and is captivated by "a bonny fisher lass" on her way "to get my lines in order" and get bait. Her father's "on the ocean wide, a toiling on his boat" and she worries "when a storm arises ... lest he should meet with a watery grave"
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (GreigDuncan3)
KEYWORDS: fishing sea father
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #153, p. 2, "The Bonnie Fisher Lass" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 485, "The Bonnie Fisher Lass" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
The Fisher Lass
NOTES: Greig: "There are not many traditional songs dealing with fisher folk; and as for fisher folk themselves they do not seem to have any old minstrelsy dealing with their special calling and interests." - BS
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