“The Old Time Sealers”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (Newfoundland Stories and Ballads)
Keywords: hunting ship bragging


"The bells they are ringing, the sirens are screaming... The sealing fleet's ready to leave port once more." As snow blows in, the fleet sails. The singer tells of the hunt; he says sealers face dangers greater than mountain climbers or big game hunters


  1. Ryan/Small, pp. 138-139, "The Old Time Sealers" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, RySm138