“Terra Nova Seal Fishing”

Author: Robert Brown
Earliest date: 1867 (Harbour Grace Standard)
Keywords: hunting ship nonballad recitation

Description

"Ye talk o' this, and talk o' that... But list taw me -- I ken ye weel Wad like tae hear aboot the seal." The singer describes the difficulties of sailing north to the ice, the difficulties of killing adult seal; he ends by describing the types of pelts

References

  1. Ryan/Small, pp. 27-28, "Terra Nova Seal Fishing" (1 text)
  2. BI, RySm027