“The Cruise of the Dove”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1845 (Journal from the Minerva)
Keywords: whaler sea sailor travel

Description

The whaling vessel fits out and sails. The singer names the owners and captain. They visit Peru and Japan. The sailors spot a whale and compete to catch it first. They return home. The singer prepares to make merry.

References

  1. Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 13-15, "The Cruise of the Dove" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, CRUISDOV*
  3. Roud #1999
  4. BI, SWMS013