Whalers' Song

DESCRIPTION: "There she lies, there she lies, Like an isle on ocean's breast... Let us share this mighty whale. There she blows, there she blows." The song continues with instructions and imperatives on taking the whale, for people need its oil
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1850 (Cheever, The Whale and His Captors, according to Huntington)
KEYWORDS: whaler travel
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 17-21, "The Whalers' Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Gam, p. 30, "Whaler's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2001
File: HGam030

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