Mulberry Disaster

DESCRIPTION: A storm-tossed ship is blown near Mulberry. The crew abandon ship. One of the boats overturns, drowning five of its seven passengers. The rest of the piece is devoted to mourning for the lost sailors
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Flanders/Olney)
KEYWORDS: death sea storm wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec 12, 1800 - date of the Mulberry Disaster (according to the song)
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders/Olney, pp. 114-117, "Mulberry Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune); cf. also the fragment about Calais Pond on page 119
ST FO114 (Partial)
Roud #4678
NOTES: For a song so long, and so specific as to place and date, this is surprisingly unspecific about the actual people involved -- a moniker song without the monikers! This makes it hard to determine actual historical details. - RBW
File: FO114

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