Barrack's Song, The
DESCRIPTION: "On Wednesday morning, may the third, nineteen and forty-four, We left our homes seal hunting went." Their ship is jammed in the ice. The sealers try to set out for the barracks. The T-14 finds them the next day and takes them home
AUTHOR: Nicolas Lane
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (collected from Nicolas Lane)
KEYWORDS: ship wreck rescue hunting
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 132, "The Barrack's Song" (1 text)
NOTES [71 words]: No tune is listed, but this appears to be based on "The Greenland Whale Fishery" [Laws K21].
Lane's song does not specify what sort of ship the T-14 is, but I believe it was a submarine. The British developed and built their "T" class boats in 1939-1941 (see Richard Worth, Fleets of World War II, Da Capo, 2001, p. 117), and although all of them were given names ("Triton," "Trident," etc.), they would also have numbers. - RBW
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