“Newfoundland Sealing Song”


The Greenland and Travan arrive at Harbour Grace "Chock up to every hatch" with fur seals pelts. On March 10 Greenland heads north again for hooded seals and "when the day was done Twice seven thousand pelts was flagged." "So now we're home for Easter"


Harbour Grace on Conception Bay and Green's Pond on the Northern Peninsula are Newfoundland outports. - BS


  1. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 198-199, "Newfoundland Sealing Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2719
  3. BI, CrMa198


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (Creighton-Maritime)
Found in: Canada(Mar)