Hicks the Pirate

DESCRIPTION: "A mournful tale heart rending To you kind friends I will relate" of an oyster sloop which had a pirate aboard. Hicks killed the captain an two boys, and took their money, they fled to shore. Taken and brought to trial, Hicks is hung "on Bedloe's Island."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1860 (broadside, according to Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs)
KEYWORDS: pirate money ship punishment execution
Jul 13, 1860 - Execution of Albert Hicks for piracy (source: Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs 27, "Hicks the Pirate" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #V28365
cf. "The Rose Tree" (tune)
File: Fran027

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