Bird Rocks, The

DESCRIPTION: "Twas winter down the icy gulf, The Gulf St Lawrence wide." The Bird Rocks lighthouse keeper, his son, and helper are swept away. His wife keeps the light burning until spring. Like her we should "in sorrow's darkest night ... show the world our light"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: grief death drowning sea wife
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 144, "The Bird Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 903-904, "The Bird Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 69-70, "The Bird Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ryan/Small, pp. 110-111, "The Bird Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST GrMa144 (Partial)
Roud #6348
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Thomas Walters, "The Bird Rocks" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
NOTES: Bird Rocks is an islet in the Gulf of St Lawrence, northeast of Magdalen Islands in East Quebec. - BS
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File: GrMa144

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