Wounded Whale, The

DESCRIPTION: As the sun rises "from her ocean bed," the whaling crew spots a whale and sets out in pursuit. They wound the beast; it struggles and dives but at last must come to the surface, where the crew finishes the kill
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1836 (Journal of the ship _Dartmouth_)
KEYWORDS: whale whaler death
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, pp. 23-26, "The Wounded Whale" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Huntington-TheGam-MoreSongsWhalemenSang, pp. 21-24, "The Sperm Whale Song (The Wounded Whale)" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Colcord-SongsOfAmericanSailormen, pp. 189-190, "There She Blows" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2004
File: SWMS023

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