Pity the Poor Seaman
DESCRIPTION: "O think on the mariner tossed on the billow Far from the home of his childhood and youth." He is in a "prison [that] floats at the sport of the wind." The singer hopes that heaven will "pour on his pathway... The radiant light of the gospel of peace."
EARLIEST DATE: 1833 (Journal of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: sailor hardtimes nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Huntington-Gam, p. 131, "Pity the Poor Seaman" (1 text, 1 tune)
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