Land of Fish and Seals, The
DESCRIPTION: "Let Sunny India her wealth proclaim... We envy not her gaudy show." The singer contrasts "the land of fish and seals" with foreign nations: though "No great immortal names are ours," they can boast of freedom and "our living brave."
AUTHOR: "Mrs. Peace" ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Murphy, Songs Sung By Old Time Sealers of Many Years Ago)
KEYWORDS: nonballad patriotic Canada fishing recitation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 25, "The Land of Fish and Seals" (1 text)
NOTES: A poem not a song, and probably not traditional -- but seemingly widely printed in Newfoundland. - RBW
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