Gay Spanish Maid, A [Laws K16]

DESCRIPTION: The girl bids her lover farewell as he prepares to sail. A storm sinks the ship soon after it starts on its way; the entire crew is killed except her lover, who clings to a plank. She hears that the ship is lost and dies before her lover reaches her
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Cox)
KEYWORDS: ship storm death separation love drowning
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,NE,So) Canada(Mar, Newf)
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Laws K16, "A Gay Spanish Maid"
Randolph 125, "Gay Spanish Mary" (1 text)
Gardner/Chickering 40, "A Spanish Maid" (1 text plus an excerpt, 2 tunes)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 84-86, "A Gay Spanish Maid" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Combs/Wilgus 87, pp. 134-135, "The Spanish Maid" (1 text)
JHCox 115, "A Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text)
Leach-Labrador 17, "Gay Spanish Maid" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Creighton-NovaScotia 35, "The Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 33, "The Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text)
Dibblee/Dibblee, p. 79, "Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 560, GAYSPAN

Roud #708
RECORDINGS:
Edmund & Sadie Henneberry, "The Gay Spanish Maid" (on NovaScotia1)
File: LK16

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