“The Barrack's Song”

Author: Nicolas Lane
Earliest date: 1973 (collected from Nicolas Lane)
Keywords: ship wreck rescue hunting

Description

"On Wednesday morning, may the third, nineteen and forty-four, We left our homes seal hunting went." Their ship is jammed in the ice. The sealers try to set out for the barracks. The T-14 finds them the next day and takes them home

Notes

No tune is listed, but this appears to be based on "The Greenland Whale Fishery" [Laws K21].

Lane's song does not specify what sort of ship the T-14 is, but I believe it was a submarine. - RBW

References

  1. Ryan/Small, p. 132, "The Barrack's Song" (1 text)
  2. BI, RySm132