Loss of the Shamrock, The

DESCRIPTION: James Murray's mother asks him to delay sailing but he won't wait. He sails on Friday, September 18. The ship is seen on Saturday, then lost. Thomas Ridgeley might have saved two of those lost but he did not and is scorned for it.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: sailor death mother wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sep 19, 1846 - the Shamrock is lost in a gale off Cape St Mary's (Northern Shipwrecks Database)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 963-964, "The Loss of the Shamrock" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9816
RECORDINGS:
George Decker, "The Loss of the Shamrock" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
File: Pea963

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