DESCRIPTION: Captain Shepherd sails to St Pierre. In a storm he stops at Bonne Bay where he is turned in for smuggling liquor. The police find no evidence. Shepherd gets another schooner. The singer hopes this fall "dis brave, undaunted man will have a drop to sell"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Leach-Labrador)
KEYWORDS: crime sea ship drink police
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leach-Labrador 83, "Captain Shepherd" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST LLab083 (Partial)
NOTES: Leach-Labrador: "It is a local song of the Prohibition era ... St Pierre: an island off the southeast coast of Newfoundland belonging to France. During prohibition it became a wholesale warehouse supplying rum-runners all along the coast." - BS
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