Deck of the Willow Green
DESCRIPTION: Edgar ships on the Willow Green. Being God-fearing, he refuses to join the crew and captain in drink. Edgar tells the captain that drink will lead him to Hell. In drunken gloom the captain kills himself. Edgar prays for the crew. They all swear off rum.
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Leach-Labrador, Guigne)
KEYWORDS: virtue suicide sea ship drink religious sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Leach-Labrador 89, "Deck of the Willow Green" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Guigne, pp. 288-290, "On the Deck of the Willow Green (Faithful Edgar)" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST LLab089 (Partial)
NOTES [2 words]: Yeah, sure. - RBW
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