“Newfoundland Sealing Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (Creighton-Maritime)
Keywords: hunting sea ship shore sailor
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

The Greenland and Travan arrive at Harbour Grace "Chock up to every hatch" with fur seals pelts. On March 10 Greenland heads north again for hooded seals and "when the day was done Twice seven thousand pelts was flagged." "So now we're home for Easter"

Notes

Harbour Grace on Conception Bay and Green's Pond on the Northern Peninsula are Newfoundland outports. - BS

References

  1. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 198-199, "Newfoundland Sealing Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2719
  3. BI, CrMa198