“Big Sam”


Big Sam starts a job at the plant cutting seal fat. Tiring of that he starts skinning pelts. He has enough of that and works emptying a long boat until he's had enough of that. He decides at the end that "I'll work here no more, the work is too fast"

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Big Sam
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From MacEdward Leach, Folk Ballads & Songs of the Lower Labrador Coast,
#72, pp. 190-1911. "Sung by Albert Dumaresque, Lance au Clair, August 1960."

If you listen to me I will sing you a song;
It's about a young man and his name is Sammy;
I guess you all know that he's not overgrown;
He's got lots of gab and he lives in the cove.

(8 additional stanzas)


  1. Leach-Labrador 72, "Big Sam" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ST LLab072 (Partial)
  3. Roud #9982
  4. BI, LLab072


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Leach-Labrador)
Found in: Canada(Newf)