“Lots of Fish in Bonavist' Harbour (Feller from Fortune)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Peacock)
Keywords: nonballad dancing fishing sex childbirth bastard father lover
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

"Oh, there's lots of fish in Bonavist' Harbour, lots of fish right in around here. Boys and girls are fishing together...." The folk of the town are described: Uncle George, who tore out his britches; Sally, who has a baby without a father; etc.

Supplemental text

Lots of Fish in Bonavist' Harbour (Feller from Fortune)
  Partial text(s)

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Lots of Fish in Bonavist' Harbour

From Edith Fulton Fowke, editor, and Richard Johnston, music editor,
Folk Songs of Canada (first edition), pp. 122-124. Apparently from
Peacock.

Oh -- there's lots of fish in Bonavist' Harbour,
Lots of fish right in around here.
Boys and girls are fishin' together,
Forty-five fron Carbonear.

Refrain:
  Oh -- catch a-hold this one, catch a-hold that one,
  Swing around this one, dance around she.
  Catch a-hold this one, catch a-hold that one,
  Diddle-dum this one, diddle-dum-dee.

(5 additional stanzas)

Recordings

References

  1. Fowke/Johnston, pp. 122-124, "Lots of Fish in Bonavist' Harbour" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Fowke/MacMillan 37, "Feller From Fortune" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Peacock, pp. 53-54, "Feller From Fortune" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Doyle3, p. 23, "Feller from Fortune" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Blondahl, p. 53, "Feller from Fortune" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. ST FJ122 (Partial)
  7. Roud #4427
  8. BI, FJ122