Mick Riley

DESCRIPTION: "'Twas in the summer season in the year of seventy-six" the singer fished one summer on Ocean Lark, whose owner is a cobbler in winter. The song claims this cobbler is a cheat and robber and will be so until "he'll find himself in Hell's eternal flames"
AUTHOR: Larry Gorman
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Ives-DullCare)
KEYWORDS: greed thief fishing ship humorous
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ives-DullCare, p. 87, "Mick Riley" (1 text)
Roud #14003
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Gull Decoy" (characters)
NOTES: Ives-DullCare: "This song was about the Gull Decoy's son Mick, who, during the off-season, worked as a cobbler." See the notes to "The Gull Decoy" for another example of Gorman's reputed vindictiveness. - BS
File: IvDC087

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