“The Yarmouth Fishermen's Song”


Singer tells of a tough voyage, with high winds and seas, and few fish. Another ship comes close and cuts their anchor cable; their ropes catch fire. They limp into harbor, but proudly return to sea the next day. Singer toasts the master and crew


According to the notes to the Harry Cox recording "What Will Become of England," Cox learned this song, "composed by one of his father's shipmates... from his father. Harry couldn't remember all the verses, however, and complete the song to the best of his ability." - RBW


  • Harry Cox, "The Yarmouth Fishermen's Song" (on LastDays)


  1. Roud #2434
  2. BI, RcTYFS


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1953 (recorded from Harry Cox)
Found in: Britain(England(South))