Boney

DESCRIPTION: Napoleon's story in the space of a shanty: "Boney was a warrior, Way up! A warrior and a tarrier, John Francois!" He fights the Russians, comes to Waterloo, is defeated, goes to Saint Helena, and dies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (Reeves-Circle)
KEYWORDS: shanty Napoleon exile battle
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1812- Napoleon's Russian campaign
1815- Battle of Waterloo
1821- Death of Napoleon on Saint Helena
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South)) US(MA,MW)
REFERENCES (14 citations):
Reeves-Circle 13, "Boney" (1 text)
Doerflinger, pp. 6-7, "Boney" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 78-79, "Boney" (1 composite text, 1 tune)
Bone, p. 42, "Boney" (1 partial text, 1 tune)
Shay-SeaSongs, p. 29, "Boney" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colcord, pp. 40-41, "Boney" (1 text, 1 tune plus 1 fragment of "Jean Francois")
Harlow, pp. 27-28, "John Francois (Boney Was a Warrior)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 445-446, 448 "Boney," "Hilonday" (2 English and 1 French text, 2 tune) [AbrEd, pp. 333-335]
Sharp-EFC, XLIX, p. 54, "Bonny Was a Warrior" (1 text, 1 tune)
Terry-Shanty1, #26, "Boney was a warrior" (1 text, 1 tune)
Darling-NAS, p. 310, "Boney" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 88, "Boney Was A Warrior" (1 text)
DT, BONEYNAP*
ADDITIONAL: Captain John Robinson, "Songs of the Chantey Man," a series published July-August 1917 in the periodical _The Bellman_ (Minneapolis, MN, 1906-1919)." Boney was a Warrior" is in Part 4, 8/4/1917.

Roud #485
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Bud Francois" (parody)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
John Francois
Jean Francois de Nantes
File: Doe006

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