Disconsolate Judy's Lamentation for the Absence of Her True Love

DESCRIPTION: "Come pity me, young maidens all... My love was pressed away to sea, And is on bord the Victory." When he left, he told her it was a safe ship and "Brave Balchen is a gallant man." But her love has not come back; she is still waiting
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1908 (Firth)
KEYWORDS: sailor death separation
Oct 3, 1744 - Loss of the _Victory_ and her entire crew, including Admiral John Balchen
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Sea 41, "Disconsolate Judy' Lamentation" (1 text)
Roud #V10597
cf. "The Loss of the Victory Man-of-War" (subject of the loss of the Victory)
File: PaSe041

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