Distressed Men of War

DESCRIPTION: "Says, Jack, 'There is very good news; there is peace both by land and sea" and the fleet will be disbanded. But the officers are unhappy. The purser is content with the money he has stolen. Others tell what they will do. Jack will turn highwayman
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: before 1803 (broadside Bodleian Firth c.13(262))
KEYWORDS: sailor war money hardtimes work outlaw
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Palmer-Sea 79, "Distressed Men of War" (1 text)
Roud #V31259
Bodleian, Firth c.13(262) "Distressed Men of War," J. Davenport (London) 1800-1802
File: PaSe079

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