“Ice Bound Hunting Seals”


"The wind was still from the nor'east As we sat down to out humble feast" as the sealers talk of days gone by. They recall happier voyages; finally old "Garge" "Cried out, 'it's the "infarnal" steal -- that's what done it.'"


A manuscript text, with no author cited, but thought to be the work of James Murphy. - RBW


  1. Ryan/Small, p. 67, "Ice Bound Hunting Seals" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, RySm067


Author: probably James Murphy
Earliest date: 1978 (Ryan/Small)
Keywords: hunting technology