Lukey's Boat

"Lukey's Boat" is a comical song widely sung on the east coast of Newfoundland and collected by Elisabeth Greenleaf in 1929 in Twillingate, Nfld.

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Greenleaf noted that the song was cast in the same metre as the famous shanty 'In Amsterdam There Lived a Maid' and thus may have originated as a shanty. Helen Creighton, who in Nova Scotia collected a shorter version known as 'Loakie's Boat,' says that her singers told her it was about a man who came from Lunenburg.  For more about this song: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lukeys-boat-emc/

****REVISED March 11, 2019 - SR****

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