Old Nantucket Whaling Song
DESCRIPTION: Description of a whaling voyage. Crew faces months of cold and storms. Upon spotting a whale they give chase, harpoon and fight with the whale, trying to avoid being swamped or crushed. Gives detailed descriptions and is written in future tense.
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Harlow)
KEYWORDS: whaler ship sea work hardtimes
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Harlow, pp. 216-219, "Old Nantucket Whaling Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
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