“The Sealer's Song (II)”


"The Terra Nova, Captain Kean, With two hundred and three men, Went through the gap this morning To try their luck again." A total of 20 ships and captains set out for the ice. The singer hopes they all return safely and with large loads of seals


Although this deals with the same subject, and even some of the same ships, as "The Sealer's Song (I)," the two are clearly distinct: This deals with the departure of the ship, that with their return. - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. "First Arrival -- 'Aurora' and 'Walrus' Full" (ships)
  • cf. "Arrival of the 'Grand Banks' and 'Virginia Lake' With Bumper Trips" (ships)
  • cf. "Arrival of 'Aurora,' Diana,' 'Virginia Lake' and 'Vanguard,' Loaded" (ships)


  1. Ryan/Small, p. 79, "The Sealer's Song" (1 text\)
  2. BI, RySm070


Author: Johnny Burke
Earliest date: 1978 (Ryan/Small)