“The Banks of Newfoundland (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927
Keywords: sailor clothes storm
Found in: Britain(England(South),Scotland(Bord)) US(MA,NE,SE) Canada(Mar,Newf)

Description

The singer offers a warning to listeners: Don't sail the northern seas without stout clothes! (He and his friends had pawned their jackets in Liverpool). The singer's Irish fiancee tears up her petticoat to make him mittens. At last they reach New York

Notes

Peacock believes this is "a localized version of" Van Dieman's Land (I) [Laws L18]. I think that's grossly overstating the similarity. - BS

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Recordings

References

  1. Laws K25, "The Banks of Newfoundland"
  2. Doerflinger, pp. 123-125, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Colcord, pp. 173-174, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Hugill, pp. 412-416, "The Banks o' Newf'n'land" (2 texts, 2 tunes) [AbrEd, pp. 315-316]
  5. Fowke/Johnston, pp. 36-37, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Greenleaf/Mansfield 116, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text)
  7. Peacock, pp. 854-855, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. Smith/Hatt, p. 18, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text)
  9. Creighton-NovaScotia 103, "Banks of Newfoundland (1)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  10. Mackenzie 161, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text)
  11. Ranson, pp. 118-119, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  12. Warner 141, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  13. Vaughan Williams/Lloyd, pp. 15-16, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  14. Scott-BoA, pp. 145-147, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  15. Lomax-FSNA 31, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  16. DT 407, NWFNDLND* NWFNDLN3
  17. Roud #1812
  18. BI, LK25