You Gentlemen of England

DESCRIPTION: English gentlemen, living at ease, don't think of the dangers faced by seamen in war and trade. If there is no war the merchants will always have work for us where "the stormy winds do blow"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames)
KEYWORDS: pride war commerce death storm nonballad patriotic sailor
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, pp. 201-202, "You Gentlemen of England" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 192)
Ashton-RealSailorSongs, #76, "Neptune's Raging Fury; or, the Gallant Seaman's Sufferings" (1 text)
Stone-SeaSongsAndBallads XIv, pp. 22-25, "Neptune's Raging Fury; or, The Gallant Seaman's Sufferings" (1 text)
Foner-AmericanLaborSongsOfTheNineteenthCentury, p. 2, "A Sea Song" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: John Ashton, _A Century of Ballads_, Elliot Stock, London, 1887; reprinted 1968 by Singing Tree Press, pp. 213-217, "Neptune's Raging Fury or, The Gallant Seaman's Sufferings" (1 text)

Roud #18526
cf. "Ye Gentlemen of England (I)" [Laws K2] (theme of calling on gentlemen to recognizes seamen's troubles)
File: WT201

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