“The Banks of Newfoundland (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1883 (Smith/Hatt)
Keywords: ship disaster cannibalism reprieve rescue starvation sailor
Found in: Ireland Canada(Mar,Ont)

Description

The singer bids landsmen to "bless your happy lot," since they are safe from storms. His ship is wrecked off Newfoundland; when food runs short, they cast lots to see who will be eaten. The Captain's son is picked, but another ship rescues them in time

Same tune

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Recordings

References

  1. SHenry H569, p. 112, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Fowke/MacMillan 11, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Smith/Hatt, pp. 56-58, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text)
  4. DT, NWFNDLN2
  5. Roud #1972
  6. BI, DTnwfndl