Fisherman's Son to the Ice Has Gone, The

DESCRIPTION: "The fisherman's son to the ice has gone, On the quarter deck you'll find him; His belt and sheathe he has girded on...." The singer tells of finding and taking the seals, then returning to "Fair Terra Nova's daughters"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Murphy, Songs Sung by Old Time Sealers of Many Years Ago)
KEYWORDS: hunting ship reunion derivative
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 134, "The Fisherman's Son to the Ice Has Gone" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Minstrel Boy" (form)
NOTES [22 words]: No tune is indicated for this, but -- as the lines quoted show -- it is patently a seal-hunting version of "The Minstrel Boy." - RBW
File: RySm134

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