Wonder, The (Ships in the Ocean)

DESCRIPTION: "I wonder who first invented The ships in the ocean for to swim, For to cross the ocean to and fro, How happy was him." The singer lists all the troubles seamen face -- storms, etc. -- and all the tasks they perform, such as carrying wine
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1769 (Journal of the Nellie)
KEYWORDS: ship hardtimes commerce nonballad technology
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 115-116, "Ships in the Ocean" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #27520
File: HGam115

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