Isle of Man Shore, The (The Quay of Dundocken; The Desolate Widow) [Laws K7]

DESCRIPTION: The singer and her family set out for Liverpool. A storm strikes; the passengers abandon the ship. The boats are swamped; Willie sees his wife (the singer) ashore, but is lost trying to save his father. The singer and her children must turn to begging
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1883 (Smith/Hatt)
KEYWORDS: ship storm family begging shore travel drowning sea wreck baby father husband wife
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf)
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws K7, "The Isle of Man Shore (The Quay of Dundocken; The Desolate Widow)"
Greenleaf/Mansfield 104, "The Quay of Dundocken" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peacock, pp. 486-487, "Willie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Smith/Hatt, pp. 89-91, "The Desolate Widow" (1 text)
Creighton-Maritime, pp. 106-107, "The Quays of Belfast" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #525
Kate McCarthy, "The Wild Shore" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
File: LK07

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