Whaling Song, A

DESCRIPTION: "When spring returns with western gales And gentle breeze sweep... We spread our sails" to hunt whales. The singer lists the lands they pass on their way north. They find and pursue a whale, which fights a long fight. "With joyful hearts we see her die"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1858 (Ricketson, A History of New Bedford, according to Huntington)
KEYWORDS: travel sailor whaler death
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 15-17, "A Whaling Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #27559
File: HGam015

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