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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1839 (Erskine); before 1839 (broadside, Bodleian Bod2315 Harding B 11(3474))
KEYWORDS: war navy ship battle death patriotic
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)
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?
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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