“The Can of Grog”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1776 (Journal from the Ann)
Keywords: sailor hardtimes drink


"When up the shrouds the sailor goes And ventures on the yard, The landsman who no better knows Believes his lot is hard." The sailor describes his hard life, but notes the comfort the sailors take in grog


  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 73-74, "The Can of Grog" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2023
  3. BI, SWMS073