Song of the Nantucket Mariner

DESCRIPTION: "Of all of life's wanderings wherever I stray, O'er old ocean's wavers or by lands far away... There's no place so dear as my own native isle." The island is home to the singer's ancestors. The lighthouse is the guide. He looks forward to going home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1853 (Journal of the Lexington)
KEYWORDS: whaler travel return home
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 32-33, "Song of the Nantucket Mariner" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #27524
cf. "The Exiled Irishman's Lament (The Exiles of Erin)" ("dear native isle" motif)
File: HGam032

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