Ho! For a Rover's Life; or The Song of the Pirate
DESCRIPTION: "Ho! for a rover's life, Battle and stormy strife! Fearless he braves Wild wind and waves." The pirate courts "the dark-eyed maid" with his guitar. He sets out to attack a ship; the enemy is a warship, and hi is killed crying "Stand to your guns!"
AUTHOR: John H. Hewitt (1801-1890) (source: Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs)
EARLIEST DATE: 1843 (sheet music, according to Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs)
KEYWORDS: pirate courting death music
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs 57, "Ho! For a Rover's Life; or The Song of the Pirate" (1 text, 1 tune)
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