“Captain Henry Thomey”


"Upon the past I'm thinking, To it my heart is linking, When fifteen thousand hardy men Trod the frozen floe. Oh, those days were merry And everyone felt cheery When men sailed 'long with Terry and Thomey long ago."


Based on the very short form in Ryan/Small, this isn't really a moniker song -- but the whole thing is about Henry Thomey, who apparently headed sealing expeditions for nearly sixty years. Monikerish enough. Whether it's traditional I don't know; no author seems to be known, but there is no collection information either. - RBW


  1. Ryan/Small, p. 15, "Captain Henry Thomey" (1 single-stanza text)
  2. BI, RySm015


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916 (Murphy, The Seal Fishery)