Audio Recording Whaling Song
About this Item
- Whaling Song
- James H. Gibbs (singer)
- Hanley, Miles L. (interviewer)
- Stone, Robert L. (recordist)
- - 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)
- sound recording
- sound recording
- American Folklife Center
- AFC 1984/011: AFS 25569a
Additional Metadata Formats
- Songs of the Abundant Ocean
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Chicago citation style:
James H. Gibbs, Miles L Hanley, and Robert L Stone. Whaling Song. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200197069/.
APA citation style:
James H. Gibbs, Hanley, M. L. & Stone, R. L. Whaling Song. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200197069/.
MLA citation style:
James H. Gibbs, Miles L Hanley, and Robert L Stone. Whaling Song. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200197069/>.