Lucky Escape, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer, born a plowman, meets a "Carfindo" who convinces him to go to sea. After a dreadful time aboard ship, he goes home and is told that his family has met disaster. When he declares that he will roam no more, he is told that all is well at home
AUTHOR: probably Charles Dibdin (1745-1815)
EARLIEST DATE: 1891 (Ashton-Sailor)
KEYWORDS: ship sailor farming separation home reunion reprieve
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ashton-Sailor, #80, "The Carfindo" (1 text)
Arnett, pp. 20-22, "The Lucky Escape" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1446
NOTES [22 words]: According to Ashton-Sailor, a Carfindo was "one of the Ship's Carpenter's gang," although there are very few available citations. - RBW
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