“Arctic Ice and Flippers”


"There's a halo round the margin of the sea, And 'tis there, if I correctly guess, will be The Arctic Ice..." where the seals are found. "We'll get the flippers yet old-timers say." The singer looks confidently at the Terra Nova and expects a good haul


  1. Ryan/Small, p. 137, "Arctic Ice and Flippers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, RySm137


Author: A. C. Wornell
Earliest date: 1951 (Wornell, Rhymes of a Newfoundlander); reportedly written 1937
Keywords: hunting ship nonballad