Jolly Fisherman (II), The

DESCRIPTION: The singer says he is a fisherman, and "Fish just like men I've often caught -- crabs, gudgeon, poor John Codfish." He compares various sorts of people to various fish --- e.g. "false friends to eels" and the lawyer like a pike striking
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: work fishing nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H639, p. 59, "The Jolly Fisherman" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13361
NOTES: Sam Henry claimed this was once a popular song around 1800, but gives no supporting evidence. - RBW
File: HHH639

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