In a Handy Four-Master

DESCRIPTION: "In a handy four-master I once took a trip, Hooray boys, heave 'er down, An' I though that I was aboard a good ship, Way down, laddies down." The sailor finds she is a "workhouse." Sailors are worked hard and the food is bad. He will not sail her again
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (collected by Walton from Henry Ericksen)
KEYWORDS: ship hardtimes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm-Windjammers-SongsOfTheGreatLakesSailors, pp. 71-72, "In a Handy Four-Master" (1 text)
Roud #19891
File: WGM071

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