Thomas Murphy

DESCRIPTION: Thomas Murphy ships on The Dolphin from Liverpool to Africa. On the way home the ship springs a leak, and the crew escape in long boats. "But when our boat she struck the shore she was burst in by a wave." Of fourteen, twelve, including Murphy, are lost.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship wreck sailor Africa
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, pp. 98-99, "Thomas Murphy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7356
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Georgina" (tune)
File: Ran098

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