DESCRIPTION: Hazelton is waiting to be hanged. He hopes his parents do not hear of his death. He prays that God "can pardon us all ... Even Fielding ... that proved my downfall" He thinks of his youth and the girl "who taught me to love in a far distant land"
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: ship mutiny execution farewell
1844 - the former pirate Fielding convinces part of the crew of the "Saladin" to mutiny against the harsh Captain Mackenzie. The conspirators then turn against Fielding; they are taken and executed after the ship is wrecked off Halifax
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-NovaScotia 111, "Saladin's Crew" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST CrNS111 (Partial)
cf. "Charles Augustus Anderson" [Laws D19] (subject)
cf. "George Jones" [Laws D20] (subject)
NOTES: This song is item dD45 in Laws's Appendix II.
Another of the Saladin conspirators speaks out (cf. "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson [Laws D19]" and "George Jones [Laws D20]"). Here is John Hazelton. Hazelton -- like Anderson and Jones -- was convicted and hanged. Has William Trevaskiss, the fourth of the hanged mutineers, a ballad as well? (Source: Pirates of Canada by Cindy Vallar on the Pirates and Privateers site for the History of Maritime Piracy) - BS
For details on the Saladin Mutiny, see the notes to "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19] - RBW
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