Gallant Tommy Boyle, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come all you Beaver Island boys, I hope you will draw near To hear my lamentation." The singer tells of Tommy Boyle, drowned in Lake Michigan.His father mourns him. The priest praises him. He was proper and tall. All wish him rest in "that blessed land"
AUTHOR: Dan Malloy
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (collected from Mike O'Donnel by Walton)
KEYWORDS: sailor death father
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 175-176, 'The Gallant Tommy Boyle" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
Pat MacDonough, "The Gallant Tommy Boyle" (1938; on WaltonSailors; the text is different in many particulars from the text in Walton/Grimm/Murdock even though it is from the same primary informant)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Lost on Lake Michigan" (subject)
File: WGM175

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