“The Whalers' Song (I)”


"There she lies there she lies Like an isle on the ocean's breast...." The crew spots a whale and pursues; they take the animal. They think about returning home to New England, and remind those who use the oil of the dangers whalers face


  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 17-20, "The Whaler's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2001
  3. BI, SWMS017


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1853 (Journal from the Lexington)
Keywords: whaler home return