“All Around Green Island's Shore”

Alternate titles: “Green Island Shore”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: courting bragging rejection
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

A man brags to a woman about the virtues of his boat, his other possessions, and his willingness to beat his rival to win the girl. The girl replies comically in the negative.

Notes

The "Trinity" mentioned in the song is perhaps in Trinity Bay but there is a "Green Island Cove" and a "Green Island Brook" far away in the Strait of Belle Isle. - SH

Doyle3 cites "Ballads and Sea Songs of Newfoundland" [Greenleaf & Mansfield, 1933] as the source. - BS

References

  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 135, "All Around Green Island Shore" (1 text)
  2. Doyle2, p. 65, "All Around Green Island's Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Doyle3, p. 9, "All Around Green Island's Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Blondahl, p. 72, "All Around Green Island's Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Roud #6353
  6. BI, Doy65