Loss of the Gilbert Mollison, The

DESCRIPTION: "Another proud and gallant ship, Another noble crew, Have sunk beneath the angry waves...." No more will the vessel take to the waters. Some of the many sailors who have served on her are now dead. People at home wait and mourn
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (collected from Ben Peckham by Walton)
KEYWORDS: ship wreck separation death
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
October 1873 - disappearance of the Gilbert Mollison
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 213-214, "The Loss of the Gilbert Mollison" (1 text)
NOTES: Ben Peckham, Walton's informant, had this in manuscript rather than learning it from tradition. I strongly suspect it was written as a poem, not a song; it just doesn't sound like something meant to be sung. - RBW
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File: WGM213

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