Drownded Miner, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come gentle muse assist my song, My feeble mind inspire." "This miner in his blooming years Was drowned in the deep." He has no "sartain grave"; his body is in the sea. His parents are left behind, but "He beats the air with eagle's wings" in heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1790 (Journal of the Dolphin)
KEYWORDS: death sailor mining
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-TheGam-MoreSongsWhalemenSang, pp. 128-130, "The Drowned Miner" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #25987
NOTES [28 words]: The author of this asked for the muse's help, but I don't think he got it; the result is pretty feeble even if you ignore the terrible orthography in the logbook. - RBW
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File: HGam128

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