Eastern Light, The [Laws D11]

DESCRIPTION: A sailor, having spent his money on a drunken spree, ships on board the "Eastern Light," fishing on the Grand Banks. The captain drives the crew hard until they are forced to return to Gloucester
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925
KEYWORDS: sea work fishing ship
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws D11, "The Eastern Light"
Doyle3, pp. 63-64, "Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 117, "Song about the Fishing Banks" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 105-106, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, p. 63, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
Beck-Maine, pp. 214-215, "The Eastern Light" (1 text)
DT 820, EASTRNLT

Roud #2235
RECORDINGS:
Jim Rice, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]; "Eastern Light" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: [According to the Digital Tradition,] the year is 1873 -- 1863 [according to] Doyle3 -- and Eastern Light was built in 1866. - BS
Last updated in version 4.2
File: LD11

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