Bury the Dead

DESCRIPTION: "List, shipmates, list that solemn call Falls heavy on the ear. Tread lightly, ye that bear the pall; a noble heart rests here." The sailors knew the dead man only briefly. They wrap him in his hammock and cast him out to sea -- a fit grave for the sailor
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1853 (Journal of the Lexington)
KEYWORDS: sailor death burial
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 118-119, "Bury the Dead" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #25992
File: HGam118

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