“The Riverhead La'nchin' on Jubilee Day”


Men come from all around St Mary's Bay and as far as St John's on Jubilee Day "for to help Uncle Steve get the craft under way." Once the ship was "out in Riverhead Arm... we cheered for the King." There are toasts all around.


This must be the Silver Jubilee Day for King George V, May 6, 1935. St Mary's Bay is on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula. - BS


  1. Peacock, pp. 882-883, "The Riverhead La'nchin' on Jubilee Day" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9809
  3. BI, Pea882


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1961 (Peacock)
Keywords: ship moniker
Found in: Canada(Newf)