This comical, well-known Newfoundland and Labrador folk song is loosely based on the biblical Jonah and the whale story with a fisherman as the hero.
Jack Was Every Inch a Sailor
Key: C major
Range: B4 - D5
Age group: 8 - 14
Teaching strategy: Descriptive storytelling, acting, diction, use of tempo changes and fermata, good study in intervals