Fisherman Yankee Brown, The

DESCRIPTION: "My boys, if you will listen, I'll sing you a little song... He is a well-known fisherman... He's a very noted lawyer, and his name is Yankee Brown." From New York, he came to Beaver Island in [18]79. His exploits catchin huge fish and being a preacher
AUTHOR: possibly Frank McCauley
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (collected from Pat and Dan Bonner by Walton)
KEYWORDS: talltale fishing
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 187-189, "The Fisherman Yankee Brown" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dan Bonner, "The Fisherman Yankee Brown" (1938; on WaltonSailors; the text is different in many particulars from the text in Walton/Grimm/Murdock even though it is from the same informant)
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (tune)
NOTES: The notes in Walton/Grimm/Murdock say this is sung to the tune of "The Shanty Boys in the Pine," which is indexed as "The Lumber Camp Song," though they don't say whose version of that widespread song. - RBW
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File: WGM187

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