Mariner's Grave, The

DESCRIPTION: "I remember the night was stormy and wet And dismally dashed the dark wave... On the mariner's new dug grave." The singer recalls the burial "near to a dreary cave." The grave is left to the wildflowers, the willows, the moonbeams
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: sailor death burial
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 127-128, "The Mariner's Grave" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #13865
NOTES [17 words]: Very popular in broadsides, but there isn't much evidence that the song actually went into tradition. - RBW
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File: HGam127

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