Cape Breton Boy, A
DESCRIPTION: A Cape Breton boy leaves home to make money. After jobs aboard ship he goes west to go lumbering. Injured there, he spends six months in the hospital. He warns: go west if you want, "But you'll find when you're sick boys there's no place like home"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: warning home rambling return lumbering sea ship work injury father mother brother sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Frank Knox, "Jack Timmins" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
NOTES [21 words]: The Cape Breton Boy's name is reported as Jack Kinsey, Jack Tibbot and Jack Timmons, according to the Roud Folk Song Index. - BS
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