Riverhead La'nchin' on Jubilee Day, The

DESCRIPTION: Men come from all around St Mary's Bay and as far as St John's on Jubilee Day "for to help Uncle Steve get the craft under way." Once the ship was "out in Riverhead Arm... we cheered for the King." There are toasts all around.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: ship moniker
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 882-883, "The Riverhead La'nchin' on Jubilee Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9809
RECORDINGS:
Nicholas Davis, "The Riverhead Launching" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Patrick Rossiter, "The Riverhead La'nchin' on Jubilee Day" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]

NOTES: This must be the Silver Jubilee Day for King George V, May 6, 1935. St Mary's Bay is on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula. - BS
Last updated in version 4.2
File: Pea882

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