“The Fayette Brown”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (recording, Stanley Baby)
Keywords: curse strike labor-movement ship work sailor scab worker Black(s)
Found in: Canada(Ont)

Description

When sailors go on strike, the owner of the lake schooner Fayette Brown hires a crew of non-union Blacks; their failings are described. The singer drinks a health to owners and captains, but "bad luck attend any dirty scut that sails the Fayette Brown"

Long description

When sailors go on strike, the owner of the lake schooner Fayette Brown hires a crew of non-union Blacks; their failings are described, and it's said they'd wish themselves elsewhere when the snowflakes began flying. The singer drinks a health to ship-owners and captains, and "every lofty schooner that carries a union crew", but "bad luck attend any dirty scut that sails the Fayette Brown"

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Recordings

References

  1. Roud #4623
  2. BI, RcFayBro