“The Bosun's Story”
Walkaway (stamp and go) shanty. Exaggerated story about a whaling voyage. The crew nails the ship to a whale's tail and thus sails to the North Pole and back. Each stanza ends with "'And that's the truth', said he."
[Harlow's version is] taken from a 1935 issue of _Sea Breezes_ magazine, published in Liverpool, as given by Capt. A.G. Cole. - SL
- Harlow, pp. 157-159, "The Bos'un's Story" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Roud #9141
- BI, Harl157