Dredge from Presque Isle, The

DESCRIPTION: "The night was fair, the sky was clear, No ripple on the sea, When King came into the shop...." The sailor is told that the [Alanson] Sumner will sail for Presque Isle. The singer describes the cook and the trip and says he won't sail that trip again
AUTHOR: supposedly Thomas Peckham
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (collected from Ben Peckham by Walton)
KEYWORDS: sailor ship travel cook
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 107-109, "The Dredge from Presque Isle" (1 text)
NOTES: Although no tune is indicated for this, it looks to me as if it was meant to be sung to "The Rose of Allandale." - RBW
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File: WGM107

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