[The Wonderful Whale]



About the great sea snake you’ve heard the rare astounding tale, sir,
So now I’ll tell you what occurred with a thumping south sea whale, sir,
Right too ree addley too ree ay, Humpty iddley eye ree ay.

Twas in the autumn of the year we left the river's mouth, sir,
And with a spread of sail did steer towards the chilly south, sir,
Right too ree addley too ree ay, Humpty iddley eye ree ay.

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Collector: 
Gordon, Robert Winslow, 1888-1961
Location Recorded: 
Akeley, Hubbard County , MN
Date Recorded: 
September, 1924
Track Duration (h:m:s): 
0:37
Original Medium: 
wax cylinder
Repository: 
American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Call Number/Physical Location: 
AFS 19011A: G93 Misc 160
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MFC Reference Number: 
RWP_A014