Ye Gentlemen of England (I) [Laws K2]
DESCRIPTION: The singer wishes to remind the nobility of the dangers faced by seamen. He cites his own example. A storm off Ram's Head runs nine English ships aground. The largest ship (the Coronation?) loses almost all her crew, and the others are hardly better off
EARLIEST DATE: 1686
KEYWORDS: ship storm sailor
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws K2, "Ye Gentlemen of England I"
Flanders/Olney, pp. 193-195, "You Gentlemen of England Fair" (1 text)
Creighton-NovaScotia 66, "Ye Gentlemen of England" (1 text, 1 tune)
Colcord, p. 138, "You Gentlemen of England" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Chappell/Wooldridge II, pp. 47-49, "When the Stormy Winds Do Blow" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ashton-sailor, #40 insert, "England's Great Loss by a Storm of Wind" (1 text)
cf. BBI, ZN3028, "You Gentleman of England, that lives at home at ease"
DT 555, GENENGLF
cf. "Ye Gentlemen of England (III)" (basis for first verse) and references there
cf. "You Gentlemen of England" (theme, lyrics)
cf. Bay of Biscay, Oh (Ye Gentlemen of England II) (The Stormy Winds Did Blow)" [Laws K3]
cf. "Ye Parliament of England (I)"
cf. "Pretty Nancy of London (Jolly Sailors Bold)"
cf. "The Soldier and the Sailor" (theme)
cf. "We Shepherds Are the Best of Men" (stucture and theme:virtue and courage of an occupational group)
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