Banks of Newfoundland (V), The
DESCRIPTION: September 2, Irish seamen sail from Waterford for Newfoundland where "a dreadful storm is raging." Three men are lost and others are "washed from off the deck." At morning there was no help for the dead and dying; "Not a Christian here to bury the dead"
EARLIEST DATE: 1987 (McBride)
KEYWORDS: grief death sea ship storm
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McBride 4, "The Banks of Newfoundland" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: With only one text to work from, we have not been able to tie this to an actual disaster, it sounds as if "Christian" here means specifically "Catholic." - RBW
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