Fish and Chip Ship, The
DESCRIPTION: A fresh-water crew sets out "on a four-wheeled craft ... with a cargo of fried fish" The ship hits a Christmas tree. The wind blows off the skipper's wooden leg. The crew gets drunk on engine oil. The ship sinks but the crew escapes and saves the cargo.
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (recording, Bob Roberts)
KEYWORDS: commerce ship wreck humorous talltale sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
Bob Roberts, "The Fish and Chip Ship" (on Voice02)
cf. "The E-ri-e" (theme) and references there
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