“Captains and Ships”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Peacock)
Keywords: moniker commerce fishing sea ship work nonballad
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

"To Harvey's I'll start and to Bowring's I'll go, I'll name all the ships and the captains also." He names ships, captains, and companies, and wishes them all good luck.

Supplemental text

Captains and Ships
  Partial text(s)

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As printed in Ryan & Small, Haulin' Rope & Gaff, pp. 76-77. From Peacock,
Songs of the Newfoundland Outports; collected in 1951 from Jim Rice.

To Harvey's I'll start and to Bowring's I'll go,
I'll name all the ships and the captains also,
Where the North King is raging and strong blows the gale
In search of the white-coast a day they will sail.

In the Ad, Captain Doyle; in the Belle, Joby Knee;
In the Bon, Captain Parsons, a stout man is he.
And jolly gay Kean in the spring will command
Harvey's port steamer the old Newfoundland.

(7 additional stanzas)

Cross references

References

  1. Doyle3, p. 19, "Captains and Ships" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Peacock, pp. 865-866, "Captains and Ships" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Blondahl, pp. 97-98, "Captains and Ships" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Ryan/Small, pp. 76-77, "Captains and Ships" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. ST Doyl3019 (Partial)
  6. Roud #7291
  7. BI, Doyl3019