“Down by Jim Long's Stage”
"As I roved out one day in June 'twas down by Jim Long's stage, I met my true love's father" who has other plans for Eliza; singer threatens to take her away "to be me darlin' wife." Father reveals singer has passed the test and can "wed her in the fall"
A stage is "An elevated platform on the shore ... where fish are landed and processed for salting and drying ...." [per Dictionary of Newfoundland English, University of Toronto Press, 1999].
According to GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador site the author is "unknown, but probably Mark Walker. - BS
- Doyle3, p. 22, "Down by Jim Long's Stage" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Blondahl, p. 111, "Down By Jim Long's Stage" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Roud #7294
- BI, Doyl3022