George Jones [Laws D20]

DESCRIPTION: George Jones, of County Clare, tells the account of the Saladin mutiny. The mutineers kill the Captain and others of the crew, then are shipwrecked. Jones bids farewell and awaits execution
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Mackenzie-BalladsAndSeaSongsFromNovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: ship mutiny execution farewell
1844 - the former pirate Fielding convinces part of the crew of the "Saladin" to mutiny against the harsh Captain Mackenzie. The conspirators then turn against Fielding; they are taken and executed after the ship is wrecked off Halifax
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (7 citations):
Laws D20, "George Jones"
Peacock, pp. 887-888, "The Saladin Mutiny" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-SongsAndBalladsFromNovaScotia 110, "George Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)
Creighton-FolksongsFromSouthernNewBrunswick 113, "George Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie-BalladsAndSeaSongsFromNovaScotia 112, "George Jones" (1 text)
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 104, "George Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1817
Mrs. Mary Ann Galpin, "The Saladin Mutiny" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
cf. "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19] (subject)
cf. "Saladin's Crew" (subject)
NOTES [51 words]: For details on the Saladin Mutiny, see the notes to "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19]. - RBW
[Regarding the version in Creighton-FolksongsFromSouthernNewBrunswick]: Roud makes this "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19] but only the first verse belongs to that ballad. - BS
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