Sealer's Love Letter, A

DESCRIPTION: "Dear Miss: -- I know I can't mail this; Forgive me, it's all I can do, Out here at the ice-fields in Winter... For it's Easter good wishes I'm sending." He recalls leaving her to work as a sealer, compares their lives, and sends good wishes
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (Ryan/Small)
KEYWORDS: love separation nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 91, "A Sealer's Love Letter" (1 text)
NOTES [69 words]: The Terra Nova, mentioned in this song, is almost the only dating hint in the piece, but she isn't much of a hint; she first became a sealer in 1885, and, apart from breaks taken for tasks such as Antarctic exploration, remained in that role almost until she sank in 1943. So this piece could have come from any time over a span of more than fifty years! For more about the Terra Nova, see "The Terra Nova." - RBW
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