We Will Not Go to White Bay with Casey Any More

DESCRIPTION: "Tom Casey being commander Of the Saint Patrick by name," 28 men sign up to go sealing. They quickly become "jammed in White Bay Until the last of May." After many hard times, the sealers manage to return home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Murphy, Songs Sung by Old Time Sealers of Many Years Ago)
KEYWORDS: hunting wreck disaster hardtimes ship
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 16, "We Will Not Go To White Bay With Casey Any More" (1 text)
ST RySm016 (Partial)
cf. "Davy Lowston" (plot)
NOTES: Although this sounds as if it should refer to an actual event, no one seems to know the time or date. It's not clear that it's traditional, either, though Ryan and Small don't list an author, and claim there is a different version known. - RBW
File: RySm016

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