Lash'd to the Helm (I'll Think On Thee, My Love)

DESCRIPTION: "In storms when clouds obscure the sky, And thunders roll, and lightnings fly, In midst of all these dire alarms, I think, my Sally, on thy charms...." If the storm passes, he hopes to be home soon; in any case, "I'll think on thee, my love"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1800 (sundry Bodleian broadsides)
KEYWORDS: love sailor separation storm
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stone-SeaSongsAndBallads XCIX, p. 193, "I'll think on thee, my Love" (1 text)
Roud #22803
Bodleian, Harding B 12(160), "Lash'd to the helm. A new song," Burbage and Stretton (Nottingham), 1800; also Harding B 11(2066), "Lash'd to the helm," J. Evans (London), 1780-1812; also Firth c.12(188), "Lash'd to the helm," J. Pitts (London), 1802-1819; also Harding B 16(126a), Harding B 11(1706), Harding B 11(2067), "Lash'd to the helm," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; also 2806 c.17(219), "Lash'd to the helm," Swindells (Manchester), 1796-1853; also Firth c.12(186)=Harding B 25(1074), "Lash'd to the helm," D. Wrighton (Birmingham), 1812-1830; also Harding B 28(81), "Lash'd to the helm," W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824; also Harding B 36(22), "Lash'd to the helm," T. Wilkinson (Manchester), n. d.; also Harding B 11(3227), "Lash'd to the helm," unknown, n.d.; also 2806 c.17(218), "Lash to the helm," R. Evans (Chester), n.d.; also Harding B 15(167b), "Lash'd to the helm," unknown, n.d.; also 2806 c.17(220), "Lash'd to the helm," unknown, n.d.
NOTES [11 words]: Feeble, sez I, but there sure are a lot of broadside prints.... - RBW
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