“Coming Around the Horn”


"Now, miners, if you listen, I'll tell you quite a tale." The singer goes around Cape Horn to California, and describes the seasickness, bad food, long calms, and other poor conditions. Arriving in California, he finds his money was left in the States

Cross references

  • cf. "Dearest May" (tune)


  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 429-420, "Coming Around the Horn" (1 text)
  2. Roud #15539
  3. BI, LxA429


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1855 ("Put's Original California Songster")
Keywords: ship travel hardtimes
Found in: US