“The Farmington Canal Song”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Linscott)
Keywords: canal ship moniker
Found in: US(NE)

Description

"Oh! Captain Dick's a gay old bird, Yes he is, upon my word! But that ain't no excuse For his whiskers to be filled with terbacker juice!" The crew of the ship and their voyage are described

Notes

In the aftermath of the great success of the Erie Canal, a large number of canals were opened in the American Northeast. Few succeeded. The Farmington Canal connected New Haven, Connecticut with Northampton, Massachusetts, and was one of these short-lived connections. - RBW

References

  1. Linscott, pp. 195-196, "The Farmington Canal Song" (1 text, 1 tune fitted by Linscott)
  2. DT, FRMCANAL*
  3. Roud #3730
  4. BI, Lins195