DESCRIPTION: "Had I the downey goney's wings That hover round our trackless way Not all the wealth that whaling brings Should tempt me longer here to stay." He would not be afraid of Pacific storms, since he could fly away. He longs for his family at home.
EARLIEST DATE: 1832 (Journal of the Pocahontas)
KEYWORDS: home separation return
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-TheGam-MoreSongsWhalemenSang, p. 55, "Calm" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [45 words]: Round lumps this with "The Wings of a Goney, found on pp. 40-42 of Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang. But the only line they have in common is the very first, and even that is not identical. I'm splitting them until and unless a third version shows up that links them. - RBW
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