“The Wounded Whale”


As the sun rises "from her ocean bed," the whaling crew spots a whale and sets out in pursuit. They wound the beast; it struggles and dives but at last must come to the surface, where the crew finishes the kill


  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 23-26, "The Wounded Whale" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Colcord, pp. 189-190, "There She Blows" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #2004
  4. BI, SWMS023


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1836 (Journal of the ship _Dartmouth_)
Keywords: whale whaler death