Whalers' Song (I), The

DESCRIPTION: "There she lies there she lies Like an isle on the ocean's breast...." The crew spots a whale and pursues; they take the animal. They think about returning home to New England, and remind those who use the oil of the dangers whalers face
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1853 (Journal from the Lexington)
KEYWORDS: whaler home return
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 17-20, "The Whaler's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2001
File: SWMS017

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