Bold Kidd, the Pirate

DESCRIPTION: The singer's ship is newly put to sea when she spots a pirate. The mate identifies the ship as Captain Kidd's. The captain turns about and flees. After a long chase, she escapes
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland)
KEYWORDS: escape pirate sea
1699 - Arrest of Captain William Kidd in Boston
May 23, 1701 - Execution of Captain Kidd
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland, pp. 16-18, "Bold Kidd, the Pirate" (1 text, 1 tune)
Frank-NewBookOfPirateSongs 15, "Bold Kidd, the Pirate" (2 texta, 2 tunes; the first from Flanders/Olney-BalladsMigrantInNewEngland, the second a reconstruction; #51 in the first edition)

ST FO016 (Partial)
Roud #528
cf. "Captain Kidd" [Laws K35]
cf. "The Bold Princess Royal" [Laws K29] (plot)
NOTES [34 words]: For background on Captain Kidd, see the notes to "Captain Kidd" [Laws K35]. It seems highly unlikely, however, that this song is contemporary with Kidd; it doesn't appear to fit Kidd's actual behavior. - RBW
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