Boston Harbor

DESCRIPTION: "From Boston Harbor we set sail, The wind was blowing the devil of a gale." The captain gives cruel orders, curses the sailors, demands drink, and goes to his cabin to avoid the storm. They hope he dies; (when he does, they threaten his son)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Colcord-SongsOfAmericanSailormen)
KEYWORDS: ship sailor storm death hardtimes drink children
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Colcord-SongsOfAmericanSailormen, pp. 168-169, "Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Harlow-ChantyingAboardAmericanShips, pp. 155-157, "Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-TreasuryOfAmericanFolklore, pp. 831-832, "Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Gatherer-SongsAndBalladsOfDundee 22, "From Sweet Dundee" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #613
File: BAF831

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