Kelly the Pirate (II) [Laws K32]

DESCRIPTION: A British warship is commanded to guard merchant vessels. The warship meets Bold Kelly, who refuses to surrender. The pirate ship is taken and Kelly sent to prison
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: pirate sea battle prison
FOUND IN: US(MA) Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Laws K32, "Kelly the Pirate II"
GreigDuncan1 46, "Kelly the Pirate" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 846-847, "Kelly the Pirate" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mackenzie 81B, 81C, "Kelly the Pirate" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Frank-Pirate 23, "Kelly the Pirate (II)" (1 text, 1 tune; from different sources; #23 in the first edition)

Roud #1625
NOTES [34 words]: Several pirates named Kelly/Kelley are known from the late seventeenth century, notably James Kelley, an associate of Captain Kidd hanged in 1701. But their circumstances do not seem to match this song. - RBW
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File: LK32

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