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.
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: sailor death mother wreck
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)
George Decker, "The Loss of the Shamrock" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
Mike Molloy, "Shamrock" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.