Pirate of the Isles, The

DESCRIPTION: "I command a steady band Of pirates so bold and free." The pirate rejoices at being ruler of his ship and men. He tells of his joy in the sea. At last, however, he is overtaken by a warship. Hit by a cannonball, he is dying. His crew surrenders
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: pirate ship battle death
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Harlow, pp. 172-174, "The Pirate of the Isle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Whalemen, pp. 74-77, "The Pirate of the Isles" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-Gam, pp. 138-139, "The Pirate of the Isle" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2024
Murray, Mu23-y4:026, "The Pirate of the Isles," unknown, 19C
File: SWMS074

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