Skipper George Whitely

DESCRIPTION: Singer/writer, from Bellburns, warns "young girls ... Never go working with Skipper Whitely." To work at Forteau, "he promised to pay ten dollars [a month] but paid only seven"; instead of a ticket home only gave her a ticket to Port aux Choix.
AUTHOR: Clara House Stevens (source: Guigne)
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Guigne)
KEYWORDS: warning money work worker
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 336-337, "Skipper George Whitely" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #25331
NOTES [38 words]: Bellburns is midway down the west coast of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. Forteau is on the Labrador coast. Port aux Choix is across the Strait of Belle Isle from Forteau, and 30 miles or so up the coast from Bellburns. - BS
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