“When the Outport Member's Family Comes to Town”


A family from a remote outport had a successful season fishing, so they have moved to the town that is busily waiting for them and their money. They exchange outport ways for city habits.


The social satire in this song seems to be directed more at the vanities of urban life than outport life. Outports are small fishing villages outside of the cities and there have always been marked social distinctions between the inhabitants of the two. - SH


  1. Doyle2, p. 76, "When the Outport Member's Family Comes to Town" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7319
  3. BI, Doy76


Author: M. A. Devine
Earliest date: 1940
Keywords: recitation money vanity
Found in: Canada(Newf)