“Changing Berth”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: river commerce ordeal humorous sailor
Found in: Ireland


Fury sails for the Brewery at one o'clock. The mate is drunk so the frightened nipper has to steer. After nine hours they land, thankful to have avoided "the cowld Torrid Zone Or the deserts of Nova Zimbley." They jump to the bank and walk home

Cross references


  1. OLochlainn-More 51A, "Changing Berth" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9779
  3. BI, OlcM051A