“The Whalemen's Wives”


Cautionary song, warns whalemen of what their wives will do while they're "on the raging deep." Wives spend their husbands' half pay, pawn their belongings & run around with fancy men, only wanting their husbands back when their pockets are well lined.


  1. Harlow, pp. 232-234, "The Whalemen's Wives" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9156
  3. BI, Harl232


Author: Captain R. W. Nye
Earliest date: 1945 (Harlow)
Found in: US