Come All Ye Jolly Ice-Hunters

DESCRIPTION: "Come all ye jolly ice-hunters and listen to my song; I hope I won't offend you; I don't mean to keep you long." The sealer Daniel O'Connell leaves Tilton Harbour March 14, 1833. Captain William Burke gets the badly damaged ship through a storm
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Doyle)
KEYWORDS: hunting sea ship storm
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 122, "Come All ye Jolly Ice-Hunters" (1 text)
Ryan/Small, p. 17, "Come All Ye Jolly Ice-Hunters" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST GrMa122 (Partial)
Roud #6345
cf. "The Wreck of the Steamship Ethie" (theme)
NOTES: Greenleaf/Mansfield notes, per G.S. Doyle that "This song was written in 1833. It is about the oldest song of a sealing nature now in existence." - BS
Roud lumps this with "The Wreck of the Steamship Ethie." The two of course share plot components as well as some stylistic elements, but this one is apparently about a much older incident. Still, I have been cautious; I don't think we can trust Doyle's 1833 date for the song; it appears to be derived from a date found in Doyle's first stanza. - RBW
File: GrMa122

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