Buccaneer's Bride, The
DESCRIPTION: "Away, away, o'er the boundless deep, On merrily (we/they) roam." A "gallant band" of sailors bring the sailor's love over the sea. He welcomes her to Hihgland home. "Thy brothers" will wait for the buccaneer "till the dew on the twilight falls"
AUTHOR: Joseph Rodman Drake (source: Frank-Pirate)
EARLIEST DATE: 1854 (Journal of the Hillman)
KEYWORDS: pirate travel ship sailor
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Huntington-Gam, pp. 133-134, "The Buccaneer's Bride" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Frank-Pirate 42, "The Buccaneer's Bride" (1 text, 1 tune; from Chappell; #35 in the first edition)
ADDITIONAL: Jared Benedict Graham, _Handset Reminiscences: Recollections of an Old-time Printer and Journalist_,1915, p. 89, "The Buccaneer's Bride" (1 text)
NOTES [65 words]: The Graham book describes this as a popular sailor's song, and there do seem to be a few sheet music copies. The January 5, 1899 Saline Observer says that it was "very popular thirty or forty years ago," and the person who put it in the newspaper learned it from his father's singing, but I find no evidence of it in tradition except the fact that it was twice copied into ships' logs. - RBW
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