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I've combined the lyrics from some of the oldest versions I could find by LeMessieurs - collected by Gerald Doyle and James Murphy.
It was printed in Old Songs of Newfoundland (1912) by James Murphy but it dates back from much earlier than that. The places mentioned in the song are outports in and around Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The most famous recent version of the song was recorded by Great Big Sea, called "Rant and Roar".
****REVISED March 10, 2019 - SR****