DESCRIPTION: "From Liverpool 'cross the Atlantic Our white sail floated over the deep." A poor stepfather stows his boy aboard to seek better times in Halifax. First mate will kill the stowaway unless he says who among of the crew put him aboard. The mate relents
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: poverty reprieve ship youth hardtimes ship sailor homicide
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 51, "From Liverpool 'cross the Atlantic" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 890-892, "The Stowaway" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach-Labrador 46, "Stowaway" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cyril O'Brien, "The Stowaway" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Bodleian, Harding B 11(2162), "The Little Hero!," unknown, n.d.; also Harding B 11(2161), "The Little Hero"; Harding B 11(3676), Firth b.27(97), Harding B 11(3675), "[The] Stowaway" or "[The] Little Hero"
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