“In Memorial of 77 Brave Newfoundland Sealers”


"Sad comes the news from o'er the sea, To fill our hearts with dread, To tell us that the ones we loved Are numbered with the dead." The poem briefly mentions their home lives, and hopes that God will make things well


This is one of those every-word-is-found-somewhere-else songs, but if there is an exact inspiration, I can't recall it. - RBW

Historical references

  • Mar 31, 1914 - date of the disaster, according to the broadside

Cross references


  1. Ryan/Small, p. 93, "In Memorial of 77 Brave Newfoundland Sealers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, RySm093


Author: probably Johnny Burke
Earliest date: 1978 (Ryan/Small), from an undated broadside probably contemporary with the event