Thoughts on the Newfoundland Sailing Voyage
DESCRIPTION: "Heigho, my lads, for the tenth of March, And a gallant ship and crew." The singer declares that the crew will happily go to sea, brave the conditions, fill the holds, and return to Harbor Grace
AUTHOR: George T. Sheppard
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (Ryan/Small); reportedly written 1926
KEYWORDS: hunting ship
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 117, "Thoughts on the Newfoundland Sailing Voyage" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [63 words]: The lyrics of this appear to be based on "A Capital Ship" or one of its relatives; the verse form is the same and there are reminiscences in the lyrics (including an excessive fondness for "heigh-ho"). But there is no chorus; the author may not have meant it to be sung.
The tenth of March was, for many years, the day the sealing fleet left St. John's to head for the ice. - RBW
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