Nightingale, The [Laws M37]

DESCRIPTION: A rich girl's parents force her poorer lover to sea aboard the Nightingale. When the ship sinks in a gale, the boy's ghost appears to the girl and accuses her parents of leaving his body to rot in the Bay of Biscay
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: ship love poverty death ghost wreck
FOUND IN: US(MA) Canada(Mar) Britain(Scotland,England(North)) Ireland Australia
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Laws M37, "The Nightingale"
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #108, p. 2, "The Nightingale" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan1 18, "The Nightingale" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Kidson-TraditionalTunes, p. 61, "The Nightingale" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Doerflinger-SongsOfTheSailorAndLumberman, pp. 304-305, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Korson-PennsylvaniaSongsAndLegends, pp. 49-50, "The Nightingale" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H75a, p. 145, "The Nightingale (I)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scott-ACollectorsNotebook-31TraditionalSongs, p. 34, "The Nightingale" (1 text, 1 tune)
Forget-Me-Not-Songster, pp. 107-109, "The Nightingale" (1 text)

Roud #1093
Murray, Mu23-y4:029, "The Nightingale," John Ross (Newcastle), 19C
File: LM37

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