Coming Around the Horn

DESCRIPTION: "Now, miners, if you listen, I'll tell you quite a tale." The singer goes around Cape Horn to California, and describes the seasickness, bad food, long calms, and other poor conditions. Arriving in California, he finds his money was left in the States
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1855 ("Put's Original California Songster")
KEYWORDS: ship travel hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax/Lomax-AmericanBalladsAndFolkSongs, pp. 429-420, "Coming Around the Horn" (1 text)
Roud #15539
cf. "Dearest May" (tune)
File: LxA429

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