Old Barge Oliver Cromwell, The

DESCRIPTION: "On November first in eighty-nine from Port Huron we set sail." The barge Cromwell is hauled by the Lowell. They struggle with weather near Bay City and with snow near Tawas bay. They have to pump in the storm. The singer warns against lumber barges
AUTHOR: reportedly Hank Stone
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (collected from A. P. Gallino and William J. Small by Walton)
KEYWORDS: sailor storm hardtimes
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 144-146, "The Old Barge Oliver Cromwell" (1 text)
RECORDINGS:
John Gallino, "The Old Barge Oliver Cromwell" (1938; on WaltonSailors; the tune does not match that printed in the text)
File: WGM144

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