Song to Captain S. D. Oliver

DESCRIPTION: "Far, far to the Arctic Ocean, There the bow heads blow, There's where my heart is turning ever, There's where I want to go." The singer declares the whales "wild and ugly," and begs the captain to let them leave the ocean for someplace better
AUTHOR: Words: George D. Mills / Music: Stephen C. Foster
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Journal from the Leonidas)
KEYWORDS: whaler hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 67-68, "Song to Captain S.D. Oliver" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #27527
cf. "Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)" (tune)
File: HGam067

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