Whalemen's Wives, The

DESCRIPTION: Cautionary song, warns whalemen of what their wives will do while they're "on the raging deep." Wives spend their husbands' half pay, pawn their belongings & run around with fancy men, only wanting their husbands back when their pockets are well lined.
AUTHOR: Captain R. W. Nye
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Harlow)
KEYWORDS: whaler warning wife sailor
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Harlow, pp. 232-234, "The Whalemen's Wives" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9156
File: Harl232

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