“Young Chambers”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Keywords: crime trial prison drink sea ship outlaw punishment
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

Chambers's boat, smuggling liquor from St Pierre, is attacked and boarded by the crew of the Lady Clover. The crew are taken to Harbour Breton, tried, and thrown in jail. After four months of bad and meager rations they are released to run grog again.

Notes

Peacock says "smuggling liquor from the French island of St Pierre off Newfoundland's south coast has been a lucrative business for decades, especially during the days of American prohibition." Harbour Breton is on the south coast of Newfoundland. - BS

References

  1. Peacock, pp. 897-898, "Young Chambers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9939
  3. BI, Pea897