Trip on the Schooner Kolfage, A

DESCRIPTION: "We shipped aboard the Kolfage at Chatham, County Kent, The fourth day of October, for Johnson's Harbor bent. Commanded by MacDonald...." The Vick takes her onto the lake. They bump a sreamer, then win a race with it. The singers quit the ship.
AUTHOR: Jack MacCosh and Herb Pettigrew?
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (collected from John MacDonald b Walton)
KEYWORDS: ship sailor separation
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 147-149, "A Trip on the Schooner Kolfage" (1 text)
NOTES: According to John "Red" MacDonald, his father Captain John MacDonald, when short-handed, had brought in the two untrained men, Jack MacCosh and Herb Pettigrew, to help man the Kolfage. They soon wanted out, but were not permitted to leave the ship until they composed this song. One wonders what they would have written had they not been trying to butter up Captain MacDonald. - RBW
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