DESCRIPTION: In winter 1916 a 73-year old Labrador trapper goes out to see to his traps. He gets lost and spends the night camping away from home and has a fight with a wolverine. The next day a search gang finds him and takes him home to Lelette.
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast)
KEYWORDS: rescue hunting ordeal animal
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast 69, "Carcasho" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST LLab069 (Partial)
NOTES [33 words]: Leach-FolkBalladsSongsOfLowerLabradorCoast: "This is a local song composed immediately after the event it celebrates." - BS
Leach adds that Carcasho (=carcajou) is Canadian French for a wolverine. - RBW
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