Greenland Disaster (II -- Sad Comes the News), The
DESCRIPTION: "Sad comes the news from over the sea...." The Greenland sails for the ice in March, and soon finds seals. At the end of March, a blinding snowstorm begins. The men on the ice freeze, and many are never found.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Peacock; MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: storm disaster death hunting
Mar 21, 1898 - Greenland disaster
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Peacock, pp. 926-927, "The Greenland Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ryan/Small, pp. 50-51, "The Greenland Disaster (3)" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST RySm050 (Partial)
Jim Rice, "The Greenland Disaster" (on PeacockCDROM) (on MUNFLA/Leach)
cf. "The Greenland Disaster (I)" (subject)
cf. "The Greenland Disaster (III -- Miscellaneous)" (subject)
NOTES: The Greenland incident produced several poems; Ryan and Small have no fewer than seven items on the tragedy, though their first two are both versions of "The Greenland Disaster (I)" and the last four appear to be non-traditional.
Based on Peacock's text, this is distinguished from the more-common "Greenland Disaster (I)" partly by being in triple time, partly by te first line quoted, and also by an inaccurate date (March 31 rather than March 21). - RBW
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