Warlike Seamen (The Irish Captain)

DESCRIPTION: Singer's ship sails for the coast of Ireland. They encounter a French ship. They report that they're from Liverpool and they will show the Frenchmen what they're made of. They badly damage the French ship,which surrenders; they drink the captain's health
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Reeves-Sharp)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Singer, a sailor on an English ship with an Irish captain, sails for the coast of (Africa/Ireland). They encounter a French ship, which hails them and demands to know their name and port. They reply that they're from Liverpool (their ship is the, "London", "Lion" or "Marigold") and they will show the Frenchmen what they're made of. They fire the cannons, and the French ship, badly damaged, surrenders; they land in Plymouth and drink the captain's health
KEYWORDS: pride battle fight navy violence ship drink France sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Reeves-Sharp 57, "The London, Man of War" (1 text)
VaughanWilliams/Palmer, #70, "Liverpool Play" (1 text, 1 tune)
CopperSeason, pp. 284-285, "Warlike Seamen" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #690
Bob & Ron Copper, "Warlike Seamen (The Irish Captain)" (on LastDays)
cf. "The French Privateer" (plot, lyrics)
cf. "The Dolphin" (plot, lyrics)
cf. "The Terrible Privateer" (plot)
NOTES: While the second half of this song is identical to that of "The French Privateer," their openings are different, so I've split them. - PJS
Roud lumps them, naturally, and throws in "The Dolphin" (and perhaps others) for good measure. - RBW
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