“The Land of Fish and Seals”


"Let Sunny India her wealth proclaim... We envy not her gaudy show." The singer contrasts "the land of fish and seals" with foreign nations: though "No great immortal names are ours," they can boast of freedom and "our living brave."


A poem not a song, and probably not traditional -- but seemingly widely printed in Newfoundland. - RBW


  1. Ryan/Small, p. 25, "The Land of Fish and Seals" (1 text)
  2. BI, RySm025


Author: "Mrs. Peace" ?
Earliest date: 1925 (Murphy, Songs Sung By Old Time Sealers of Many Years Ago)