“Concerning One Summer in Bonay I Spent”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940 (Doyle)
Keywords: courting work fishing
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

The singer -- and others from all over Newfoundland -- congregated in "Bonay" one summer for wood "rhind" and fishing. The singer pokes fun at the girls that went along and at the men dressing up to meet them.

Notes

Doyle mentions that the song was written by a "simple fisherman" and that "Bonay" is in the Strait of Belle Isle which separates Newfoundland from Labrador. - SH

Recordings

References

  1. Doyle2, p. 33, "Concerning One Summer in Bonay I Spent" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Doyle3, p. 21, "Concerning One Summer in Bonay I Spent" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Blondahl, p. 29, "Concerning One Summer in Bonay" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #7292
  5. BI, Doy33