The roots of this song appear to be found in England, but it is best known as a Nova Scotian ode. Sloppy and sentimental, he isn't really a fisherman but a man of substance, and they live happily ever after, or some such.
It was collected by Dr. Helen Creighton for a special 9-disk set released in 1967. Al Stewart based a more alluring song on its melody, "Rocks In The Ocean
Alexander Baron - London, England