DESCRIPTION: Rose Blanche men are sent by boat to Burgeo jail for sixty days. On the trip, "good food and good comfort, no passage to pay." In jail they did't work in the rain, had tobacco, and lights out at midnight. Burgeo jail is the place to rest in the fall.
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports)
KEYWORDS: prison work food humorous prisoner
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports, pp. 81-83, "Burgeo Jail" (1 text, 1 tune)
Martha Osmond, "Burgeo Jail" (on NFAGuigné01)
NOTES [61 words]: Guigné-ForgottenSongsOfTheNewfoundlandOutports: "Good times in the pen .... we're home once more To the place we were born on the old western shore. We'll never forget it wherever we go The wonderful time that we spent in Burgeo." Rose Blanche is at the west end of Newfoundland's south shore. Burgeo is further east but reached more quickly by boat than by land. - BS
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