Brule Boys, The

DESCRIPTION: Two men from Brule go to St Peter's to bring back rum in winter. They become lost in a storm and drift until Captain Harvey and his crew save them. They are taken to Marystown and from there return home. Moral: wait till spring to go to St Peter's.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: crime rescue sea ship storm drink
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 14, "The Brule Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [41 words]: Lehr/Best: Brule, on Merasheen Island in Placentia Bay "was one of the prime smuggling areas for the St Pierre rum-running operation." Other Newfoundland songs about running rum from St Pierre include "Young Chambers" and "Captain Shepherd." - BS
File: LeBe014

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