Crowd of Bold Sharemen, A
DESCRIPTION: "It was early in June, b'ys, When we sailed away" with a young skipper and crew, "And a crowd of bold sharemen." Skipper withholds oil until the sharemen threaten to destroy the catch. Skipper threatens to go home until the sharemen threaten to sue.
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland)
KEYWORDS: bargaining fishing ship sea work ordeal
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland 121, "The Crowd of Bold Sharemen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 113-115, "A Crowd of Bold Sharemen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle-OldTimeSongsAndPoetryOfNewfoundland, "A Crowd of Bold Sharemen" (1 text, 1 tune): p. 8 in the 3rd edition
Blondahl-NewfoundlandersSing, p. 58, "A Crowd of Bold Sharemen" (1 text, 1 tune)
Patrick Rossiter, "A Crowd of Bold Sharemen" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
NOTES [50 words]: A shareman shares in expenses and profits.
Greenleaf/Mansfield-BalladsAndSeaSongsOfNewfoundland discusses the codfishery that flourished along the Labrador coast during spring and summer. The "sharemen are usually young fellows trying to get enough money together to buy their own fishing outfits." - BS
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