Swiler's Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "Rise up me hearties with gaff and sculp, With hobnail rope and line." The singer repeatedly encourages his comrades in their tasks as they hunt seals. He admits that "many a hearty swiler sleeps 'round the Funks and Baccalieu," but still urges them on
AUTHOR: Words: Pat Byrne
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (Ryan/Small)
KEYWORDS: hunting nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, pp. 144-145, "The Swiler's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Sinking of the Caribou" (tune)
File: RySm144

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