“Down by Jim Long's Stage”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955 (Doyle)
Keywords: love marriage dialog father
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

"As I roved out one day in June 'twas down by Jim Long's stage, I met my true love's father" who has other plans for Eliza; singer threatens to take her away "to be me darlin' wife." Father reveals singer has passed the test and can "wed her in the fall"

Notes

A stage is "An elevated platform on the shore ... where fish are landed and processed for salting and drying ...." [per Dictionary of Newfoundland English, University of Toronto Press, 1999].

According to GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador site the author is "unknown, but probably Mark Walker. - BS

References

  1. Doyle3, p. 22, "Down by Jim Long's Stage" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Blondahl, p. 111, "Down By Jim Long's Stage" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #7294
  4. BI, Doyl3022