“The Banks of Newfoundland (IV)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Peacock)
Keywords: fishing sea ship lyric nonballad
Found in: Canada(Newf)


Spring is time for fishing on the Banks. "Seas do roll tremendously ... midst heavy fog and wind." At night we risk being run down by "some large greyhound of the deep." At summer's end we return "to see our sweethearts and our wives"


  1. Peacock, pp. 108-109, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4434
  3. BI, Pea108