Old Hulk, The

DESCRIPTION: "When age has rendered some old hulk Unfit for merchant use, She's sold at auction, bought in bulk, Just for a whaling cruise." The singer described the dreadful conditions on a whaling ship, and laments that after all the toil he is still poor
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1854 (Journal from the Governor Carver)
KEYWORDS: whaler work hardtimes
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 32-33, "The Old Hulk" (1 text)
Roud #2007
File: SWMS032

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