On Board the Bugaboo

DESCRIPTION: Singer joins the Bugaboo at the James's Street canal. They "plow the raging surf ... to get a full load of turf." In a storm the captain, smoking in bed, starts a fire. The helmsman, asleep, lets the fire burn. The ship sinks with 1000 sods and 60000 men
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
KEYWORDS: canal commerce ship fire storm wreck humorous talltale sailor
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-More 17A, "On Board the Bugaboo" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9775
cf. "The E-ri-e" (theme) and references there
File: OLcM017A

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