Hardtack and a Half, A

DESCRIPTION: "Don't talk about your hardships, Don't talk of them to me"; he has voyaged to the Pacific, where "you have to go it On a hardtack and a half." Sailors work hard and face danger; the singer warns that the job is not worth the poor food and bad pay
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (log of the Pacific)
KEYWORDS: whaler travel hardtimes food
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 56-58, "A Hardtack and a Half" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #27502
File: HGam056

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