Sealers of Newfoundland, The

DESCRIPTION: "Ho! We be the Sealers of Newfoundland! We clear from a snowy shore, Out into the gale with our steam and sail...." The singer describes life on a sealing voyage, and tells how tough the sealers are -- and how they rejoice to return home
AUTHOR: George Allan England
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (England, Vikings of the Ice); reportedly written 1922
KEYWORDS: hunting ship nonballad
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Ryan/Small, p. 108, "The Sealers of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: George Allan England, _Vikings of the Ice: Being the Log of a Tenderfoot on the Great Newfoundland Seal Hunt_ (also published as _The Greatest Hunt in the World_), Doubleday, 1924, pp. 308-309, "The Sealers of Newfoundland" (1 excerpt)
Michael C. Tarver, _The S. S. Terra Nova (1884-1943)_, Pendragon Maritime Publications, 2006, pp. 184-186, "The Sealers of Newfoundland" (1 text)

File: RySm108

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