Wreck of the Rebecca, The (The Mary Cochrane)

DESCRIPTION: The singer emigrates to America. He takes ship. Part way through the voyage, the ship springs a leak. Eventually it overwhelms the pumps. Another vessel comes by and takes off the passengers shortly before she sinks
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: ship disaster emigration
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H565, p. 111, "The Wreck of the Rebecca"; H754, pp. 111-112, "The Good Ship Mary Cochrane" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #13370
NOTES [31 words]: The two versions in the Henry collection are clearly derived from the same original lyrics (though the tunes are distinct); I've no idea how the ship ended with such different names. - RBW
File: HHH565

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