“Jim Harris”


Famous captain Jim Harris, in Ronald P out of St Kyran's, runs down the Irene anchored in Paradise Sound. "It's all right when the wheel goes up, till it turns for to come down And you might make that same mistake as Jim Harris in Paradise Sound."


St Kyran's and Paradise Sound are in Placentia Bay, west of the Avalon Peninsula and on the south coast of Newfoundland. The song places the incident on May 31, 1934. It appears neither ship was lethally damaged and there was no loss of life. - BS


  1. Lehr/Best 60, "Jim Harris" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeVe060


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1978 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: sea ship crash
Found in: Canada(Newf)