Boatswain Call the Watch

DESCRIPTION: Just past midnight the captain has the boatswain "call the watch, Sound your whistle shrill" to turn out the men. The mate objects that it's Sunday but the captain says it's just "another day." Before the dawn Jack turns out and curses the captain
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: sea ship work sailor religious
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Roud #27982
RECORDINGS:
Tom Cornelly, "A Boatswain's Life For Me" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
NOTES [24 words]: The MUNFLA-Leach version has the ship going "east half south" from the King's Island lighthouse toward Hollyhead. I have no idea where that is. - BS
Last updated in version 4.4
File: ML3BoCtW

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