Never Go Back on the Poor
DESCRIPTION: "In this world of sorrow, of toil and regret, There are scenes I would gladly pass o'er." A great ship sinks as it carries emigrants forced from home by poverty. Divers go to examine the wreck, but make little effort to recover the steerage passengers
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Dean)
KEYWORDS: ship wreck poverty
Mar 31/Apr 1, 1873 - wreck of the Atlantic
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, pp. 116-117, "Never Go Back on the Poor" (1 text)
cf. "The Loss of the Atlantic (I)"
NOTES: This song nowhere specifies the name of the shipwreck it describes, but it sounds to me as if it describes the Atlantic wreck of 1873: She carried emigrants, losses were large and affected the Steerage in particular, and the captain was asleep at the time of the collision. - RBW
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