“The Swallow”


The clipper Swallow goes down New Brunswick's coast fighting a storm to Tormentine and waits out the storm "lying in the government dock.... for Georgetown we are bound ... our voyage is not o'er If the Swallow returns I'll sing you some more"


The places named in New Brunswick are Newcastle, Escuminac, Buctouche, and Tormentine. Georgetown is on Prince Edward Island. - BS


  1. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 186-187, "The Swallow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2714
  3. BI, CrMa186


Author: Willard van Ember, Northport N.S.
Earliest date: 1961 (Creighton-Maritime)
Found in: Canada(Mar)