On the Schooner John Joe
DESCRIPTION: "Beware of George Farrin his schooner John Joe." Breakfast and dinner is fish soup. Supper is "thin hard bread." The singer had to fight George to get a decent meal from the cook. But, when he gets home it's back to "hard bread."
AUTHOR: Tom Evans (ca 1890 per Peacock)
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: fight fishing sea ship food ordeal hardtimes
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 140-141, "On the Schooner John Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leonard Hulan, "On the Schooner John Joe" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
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