“Taking Gair In the Night”

Alternate titles: “Gerry Fudge”
Author: Jerry Fudge ?
Earliest date: 1928
Keywords: fishing home work sea ship shore
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

"Come all you good people, come listen you might. It's only a ditty I'm going to write,... It's all about taking your gair [=gear -- the trawls used in capelin fishing] in the night." Song lists the fishermen of Penguin Island, their boats and hardships.

References

  1. Fowke/MacMillan 18, "Taking Gair in the Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Peacock, pp. 145-146, "Taking Back Gear in the Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Lehr/Best 105, "Taking Gear in the Night" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #2327
  5. BI, FowM018