Nelson's Monument

DESCRIPTION: "Britons long expected great news from our fleet, Commanded by Lord Nelson, the French to defeat." Word comes: The French have been beaten at Trafalgar, but Nelson is dead. Nelson was beyond compare
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes)
KEYWORDS: navy battle death
1758-1805 - Life of Horatio Nelson, victor at Aboukir (the Nile), Copenhagen, and Trafalgar
Oct 21, 1805 - Battle of Trafalgar
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Palmer-FolkSongsCollectedBy-Ralph-VaughanWilliams, #37, "Nelson's Monument" (1 text, 1 tune)
Huntington-SongsTheWhalemenSang, p. 275, "Nelson" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Browne-FolkSongsOfOldHampshire, pp. 78-80, "Nelson's Death" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1552
cf. "Nelson's Victory at Trafalgar (Brave Nelson)" [Laws J17] and references there (subject)
File: VWP037

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