“When the Caplin Come In”


"Oh, now is the time when the men are all ready ... And live on the beach while the caplin is in." The crowd nets caplin from the beach; row boats and motor boats and horses "full breeds and ponies" haul the netted fish away


Caplin are small deep water fish that come to shore in June and July to spawn. They are netted for bait, food or manure [per GEST Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador site]. - BS


  • Omar Blondahl, "When the Caplin Come In" (on NFOBlondahl02)


  1. Doyle3, pp. 85-86, "When the Caplin Come In" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7318
  3. BI, Doyl3085


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1955 (Doyle)
Found in: Canada(Newf)