Ten Thousand Miles Away

DESCRIPTION: "Sing ho! for a brave and a gallant ship, And a fair and fav'ring breeze, With a bully crew and a captain too To carry me over the seas...." The singer wishes for a ship to carry him to his sweetheart, transported to Botany Bay "ten thousand miles away"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1867 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3763))
KEYWORDS: love separation transportation ship
FOUND IN: Australia US(NE,Ro) Britain(England(South),Scotland(Aber)) Ireland
REFERENCES (15 citations):
Colcord, pp. 159-161, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Harlow, pp. 116-118, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hugill, pp. 409-410, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune) [AbEd, pp. 311-312]
Meredith/Anderson, pp. 84-85, 272-273, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Flanders/Brown, pp. 148-149, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fahey-Eureka, pp. 31-32, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sandburg, pp. 100-101, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #71, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 232-233, "Blow the Winds I Oh" (1 text, 1 tune)
Manifold-PASB, pp. 8-9, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)
Greig #169, p. 2, "Blow Ye Winds" (1 text)
GreigDuncan6 1102, "Blow Ye Winds, Ay Oh" (6 texts plus a single verse on p. 544, 4 tunes)
Silber-FSWB, p. 86, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text)
DT, THOUSMIL*
ADDITIONAL: Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, pp. 68-69, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1778
RECORDINGS:
Robert Cinnamond, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (on IRRCinnamond03)
Eugene Jemison, "Ten Thousand Miles Away" (on Jem01)

BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3763), "Ten Thousand Miles Away" ("Sing oh! for a brave and valiant bark"), J. Harkness (Preston), 1840-1866; also Firth c.13(286), 2806 c.16(88), Harding B 16(286c), "Ten Thousand Miles Away"
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "A Capital Ship" (tune & meter)
cf. "Ho for California (Banks of Sacramento)" (tune & meter)
cf. "The Old Palmer Song" (tune)
cf. "Forsaken Folk Maun Live" (tune, per GreigDuncan6)
SAME TUNE:
The Old Palmer Song (File: PASB038)
No More Shall I Work in the Factory (File: Grnw122)
File: MA084

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