Ship Was Becalmed in a Tropical Sea, A

DESCRIPTION: "A ship was becalmed in a tropical sea, Away, away, blow the man down." "For three weeks no wind had she." The captain "prayed to King Neptune" for a breeze. Fish taunt the sailors; finally, a flying fish seems to promise help; the wind finally starts
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: ship talltale animal gods
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, pp. 111-112, "A Ship Was Becalmed in a Tropical Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15664
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Blow the Man Down" (tune and form)
NOTES: This appears to be a sailor's tall tale based on the form of "Blow the Man Down." - RBW
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File: Pet111

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