Scrubber Murphy

DESCRIPTION: "Srubber Murphy was the captain of a steamer called Mohawk, And Scurbber is the scrubber about whom all sailors talk." In 1905 Murphy took command and set the sailors cleaning. The ship has a collision, but all Murphy cares about is his dog and scrubbing
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (collected by Walton from Malcolm Graham)
KEYWORDS: sailor hardtimes wreck ship
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 92-95, "Scrubber Murphy" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
Ivan Watson, "Scrubber Murphy" (fragment, 1938; on WaltonSailors)
NOTES: According to the notes in Walton/Grimm/Murdock, the recording on WaltonSailors came about because Walton was testing his recording equipment. His version seemed to be to the tune of "The Gallant Forty-Twa." - RBW
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File: WGM092

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