Greenland (The Whaler's Song, Once More for Greenland We Are Bound)

DESCRIPTION: "Again for Greenland we are bound To leave you all behind." The singer describes the trip to the Greenland whaling grounds -- and the return, where they "see our sweethearts and our wives All waiting on the pier." The singer will return next year
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Greig/Duncan1)
KEYWORDS: whaler travel return reunion sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #85, p. 1, "The Whaler's Song"; #65, p. 2, ("Once more to Greenland we are bound"); "Folk-Song in Buchan," pp. 69-70, "The Whaler's Song" (2 texts plus 1 fragment, 1 tune)
Greig/Duncan1 10, "Greenland" (7 texts, 8 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 317-318, "The Whaler's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #970
A. L. Lloyd, "Greenland Bound" (on Lloyd9)
Once More for Greenland
File: Ord317

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