Come Down with the Killock

DESCRIPTION: "Come down with the killock And out with the line; Of fish about here, boys, There is a good sign." The ship sails; it's "not like the fools Who are hunting for fat." The singer decides fishing is better than sealing: "Off to the ice Go fools in a rush."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Murphy, The Seal Fishery)
KEYWORDS: ship hunting fishing nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ryan/Small, p. 26, "Come Down with the Killock" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Briton Cooper Busch, _The War Against the Seals: A History of the North American Seal Fishery_, McGill-Queen's University Press, 1985, p. 57, "(no title)" (1 text)

File: RySm026B

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