'Twas on the twenty-fourth of March we got under way,
Bound to the Western Bank on a bright and sunny day;
The wind was off the land and clear was the sky;
That night we shot in Portland Dock - Root, hog, or die.
"Root, Hog Or Die"; Minstrelsy of Maine; Fannie Eckstorm; 1927; This
is the Maine deep-sea fishing version ... it went out west to the drovers,
south to the farmers.
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