“The Nancy B”


Recitation; the speaker, tired of lumber camps, signs on as cook of the lumber ship "Nancy B." They anchor in the bay. After only one lighter load, however, a storm comes up. The storm last 16 days; it's cold and hard to cook, but no one complains.


This, like the other pieces probably written by Ellsworth, does not seem to have entered oral tradition. - PJS


  1. Beck 102, "The 'Nancy B'" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8883
  3. BI, Be102


Author: Probably Marion Ellsworth
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Found in: US(MW)