Glen Alone, The
DESCRIPTION: The crew lowers a boat to investigate "an ugly form" in the moonlit. It's the Glen Alone, "rugged yards and splintered spars, her mainmast and mizzen gone," six skeletons and a note that food is gone. We row away: "her deck seemed swarmed with shadows"
EARLIEST DATE: 1983 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship sailor ghost food starvation wreck
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 43, "The Glen Alone" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Ghostly Crew" [Laws D16] (theme)
NOTES: See "The Ghostly Crew" [Laws D16] for another Newfoundland ballad of haunting at sea. - BS
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