Ryan, Shannon and Small, Larry.
Title HAULIN' ROPE & GAFF: SONGS AND POETRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE NEWFOUNDLAND SEAL FISHERY.
Publisher Breakwater, St. John's, Newfoundland, 1978.
Seller ID 19449
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919948537 B&w photographs, maps, music. "This collection is an attempt to bring together from various sources songs from Newfoundland's sealing tradition....In some instances we have included more than one version of the same song. This was done to give readers some understanding of the composition process and the changes which occur when songs and stories are transmitted from one person to another....these songs are historical documents and as such they enable us to learn more about the sealing industry; it is for this reason that the songs have been arranged in a rough chronological order....the songs are also an expression of a fundamental part of our cultura l h e r i t a g e ...." Includes: Come All ye Jolly Ice-Hunters; Ferryland Sealer; Terra Nova Seal Fishing; Captain Bill Ryan left Terry Behind; Trinity Bay Tragedy; The Wreck of the 'Maggie'; The 'Greenland' Disaster (7 versions); The Sealer's st ri k e of 1 90 2; C ap ta in Bob Bartlett; The Spring of the Wadhams; The 'Newfoundland' Disaster (2 versions); Captain Frederick Harris and The Grates Cove Seal Killers of 1915; The Cooks of Torbay; Cotton's Patch (2 versions); Mrs. Mullowney was th re e wee ks in bed si nce sh e ate the fipper stew; Arctic Ice and Flippers; etc., etc. Three tiny dints/scuffs on front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny light scuff marks, light rubbing, sma ll c los ed tea r a nd tiny clo sed tear , slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good-