“A Trip to the Grand Banks”


When spring comes, "The Penobscot boys are anxious their money for to earn." They set out for the Grand Banks and send out their dories. They persist through summer, despite bad conditions; at last they get to head for home


Blondahl04 has no liner notes confirming that this song was collected in Newfoundland. Barring another report for Newfoundland I do not assume it has been found there. There is no entry for "A Trip to the Grand Banks" in _Newfoundland Songs and Ballads in Print 1842-1974 A Title and First-Line Index_ by Paul Mercer. - BS


  • Omar Blondahl, "Off to the Grand Banks" (on NFOBlondahl04)


  1. Doerflinger, pp. 179-180, "A Trip to the Grand Banks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9430
  3. BI, Doe179


Author: Amos Hanson ?
Earliest date: 1932
Keywords: ship fishing work
Found in: US(NE)