Shannon and Chesapeake (IV), The (She Comes in Glorious Style)

DESCRIPTION: Captain Broke encourages H.M.S. Shannon's sailors against U.S.S. Chesapeake: "success shall soon reward our toil" Lawrence encourages Chesapeake's sailors. Chesapeake is boarded, Broke is injured, Lawrence killed, but Chesapeake is defeated.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Erskine); before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Bod2315 Harding B 11(3474))
KEYWORDS: war navy ship battle death patriotic
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
June 1, 1813 - Battle between the Chesapeake and the Shannon
FOUND IN: Britain
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Erskine, pp. 33-34, "(She comes, she comes, in glorious style)" (1 text)
Roud #V9697
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian Roud V9697, Bod2315 Harding B 11(3474), "Shannon and Chesapeak" or "She Comes in Glorious Style" ("She comes, she comes, in glorious style"), J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also Bod13135 Harding B 11(3473), Bod21638 Harding B 13(5), "Shannon and Chesapeak" or "She Comes in Glorious Style"; Bod21638 Harding B 13(5), "The Shannon and Chesapeake"; Bod20967 Harding B 11(3475), Bod20431 Johnson Ballads 470, "[The] Shannon and Chesapeak"; Bod12907 Harding B 11(4231), "The New Shannon and Chesapeak"
NLScotland, Crawford.EB.3088, "The Shannon and Chesapeake" ("She comes, she comes, in glorious style"), Walker (Durham), c.1850?

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Chesapeake and the Shannon (I) (II), (III), and (V)" (plot)
NOTES: For the background on the Chesapeake/Shannon fight, see the notes on "The Chesapeake and the Shannon (I)" [Laws J20]. - RBW
Erskine writes that at Rio de Janeiro he was part of the U.S. Navy expedition. He heard the crew of the English line-of-battle Thunderer sing this every night at eight bells, "which was very aggravating to American patriotism." - BS
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