“The Eastern Light”


A sailor, having spent his money on a drunken spree, ships on board the "Eastern Light," fishing on the Grand Banks. The captain drives the crew hard until they are forced to return to Gloucester


[According to the Digital Tradition,] the year is 1873 -- 1863 [according to] Doyle3 -- and Eastern Light was built in 1866. - BS


  1. Laws D11, "The Eastern Light"
  2. Doyle3, pp. 63-64, "Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Greenleaf/Mansfield 117, "Song about the Fishing Banks" (1 text)
  4. Peacock, pp. 105-106, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Blondahl, p. 63, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. DT 820, EASTRNLT
  7. Roud #2235
  8. BI, LD11


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925
Keywords: sea work fishing ship
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Newf)