Flying Dutchman, The (Vanderdecken) [Laws K23]
DESCRIPTION: The crew has just escaped a harsh wind on a dark night when the Flying Dutchman appears. The fearful captain orders the crew to take in the sail. The Dutchman fails, as always, in its attempt to enter Table Bay. The sailors pity doomed Vanderdecken
EARLIEST DATE: 1881
KEYWORDS: storm ghost ship supernatural
FOUND IN: US(MA) Ireland
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws K23, "The Flying Dutchman (Vanderdecken)"
Doerflinger, pp. 148-149, "The Flying Dutchman" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ranson, p. 45, "The Flying Dutchman" (1 text)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 180-181, "The Flying Dutchman" (1 text, 2 tunes)
DT 406, FLYDUTCH*
Bodleian, Firth c.13(92), "The Flying Dutchman", H. Such (London), 1863-1885; Harding B 11(963) [last verse illegible], "The Flying Dutchman"; Firth c.26(130), "The Flying Dutchman!"
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