“The Old-Time Sealing Fleet”


"Newfoundland has many stories that can make a heart beat fast." The singer recalls how the sealing fleet excited him as a boy. He tells how seeing seals inspired them, and of past disasters. He says that Newfoundlanders can still dream of heroic deeds


  1. Ryan/Small, pp. 140-141, "The Old-Time Sealing Fleet" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, RySm140


Author: A. R. Scammell
Earliest date: 1945 (Scammell, Songs of a Newfoundlander)
Keywords: hunting ship disaster