The Girl I Left Behind Me (James Murphy)

I'll go to the ice and I'll catch some seals,
And all the crew will join me;
And when I come home, I'll bring a bill
For the girl I left behind me.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional Newfoundland song ....####
Printed in St John's in 1925 on p19 of Songs Sung By Old Time Sealers Of Many Years Ago , published by James Murphy [1867-1931].

From the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
Bill - wages or share of profit of a fishing or sealing voyage paid to men after deducting expenses.


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