Trader, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer tells of the wreck of the Trader, bound from Galway to London. A dream warns the Captain of disaster. A storm blows up; the rudder is wrecked; the ship goes aground; seven of the crew are drowned. The singer hopes they will be remembered
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Sam Henry collection; reportedly found in an 1827 broadside)
KEYWORDS: ship death storm wreck disaster dream
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H11, pp. 110-111, "The Trader" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #2952
cf. "Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon" (tune)
File: HHH011

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