Admiral Benbow (II)

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, we sail'd to Virginia, And from thence to Fial." The fleet sees seven sails. They draw up in line and fight for four hours. Admiral Benbow is wounded by a chain shot and is carried below but says to keep fighting. He is remembered after his death
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: Before 1825 (broadside Bodleian, Harding B 28(261))
KEYWORDS: battle sea death
1702 - Death of Admiral John Benbow in battle in the West Indies
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Ashton-RealSailorSongs, #19 insert, "Admiral Benbow" (1 text)
Palmer-OxfordBookOfSeaSongs 35, "The Death of Admiral Benbow" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #3141
Bodleian, Harding B 28(261), "Admiral Benbow," W. Armstrong (Liverpool) 1820-1824
NOTES [12 words]: For background on John Benbow, see the notes to "Admiral Benbow (I)" - RBW
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