The Weary Whaling Grounds by Roger McGuinn (traditional song about whalers)

'The Weary Whaling Grounds' is about the horrible shipboard conditions and low pay that 19th-century whaling ship crews had to endure while hunting for whales in Greenland. American singer-musician Roger McGuinn recorded the song as part of his Folk Den project. He has made it available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States Licence . (2.7 MiB, MP3, 2:23 minutes)

Click here for the lyrics of the song with some historical notes.

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