“The Brule Boys”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: crime rescue sea ship storm drink
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

Two men from Brule go to St Peter's to bring back rum in winter. They become lost in a storm and drift until Captain Harvey and his crew save them. They are taken to Marystown and from there return home. Moral: wait till spring to go to St Peter's.

Notes

Lehr/Best: Brule, on Merasheen Island in Placentia Bay "was one of the prime smuggling areas for the St Pierre rum-running operation." Other Newfoundland songs about running rum from St Pierre include "Young Chambers" and "Captain Shepherd." - BS

References

  1. Lehr/Best 14, "The Brule Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe014