Audio Recordings Whaling Song

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Hanley, Miles L.
James H. Gibbs
Stone, Robert L.
Location Massachusetts
Language English
Subjects Nantucket Island (Mass.)
Pacific Ocean
Sea Songs
Whaling Song
Contributor Names
James H. Gibbs (singer)
Hanley, Miles L. (interviewer)
Stone, Robert L. (recordist)
Subject Headings
-  Sea Songs
-  Massachusetts
-  Nantucket Island (Mass.)
-  Whaling
-  Pacific Ocean
-  No title given. First line: "As I was going up Orange Street I met Captain Edward Perry." (Content)
-  The events of the song begin in Nantuckett, Massachusetts. (Content)
-  Mr. Gibbs's name is also written T. H. Gibbs, but he gives his first name as James on another recording from this interview (AFS 25561). (biographical)
-  Mr. Gibbs is 84 years old. (biographical)
-  Forms part of the American Dialect Society Collection. (source)
-  Recorded in Nantuckett, Massachusetts. (venue)
-  Recorded on August 23, 1934. (date)
-  Mr. Gibbs, a farmer, formerly sailed on whaling voyages. (biographical)
-  The voice of linguist Marguerite Chappalaz can be heard in the background. (Content)
-  Mr. Gibbs says that he learned the song when he was a boy and sang it to his grandfather. (biographical)
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sound recording
American Folklife Center
LC Classification
AFC 1984/011: AFS 25569a
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