“A Gay Spanish Maid”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1917 (Cox)
Keywords: ship storm death separation love drowning
Found in: US(Ap,MW,NE,So) Canada(Mar, Newf)

Description

The girl bids her lover farewell as he prepares to sail. A storm sinks the ship soon after it starts on its way; the entire crew is killed except her lover, who clings to a plank. She hears that the ship is lost and dies before her lover reaches her

Recordings

References

  1. Laws K16, "A Gay Spanish Maid"
  2. Randolph 125, "Gay Spanish Mary" (1 text)
  3. Gardner/Chickering 40, "A Spanish Maid" (1 text plus an excerpt, 2 tunes)
  4. Combs/Wilgus 87, pp. 134-135, "The Spanish Maid" (1 text)
  5. JHCox 115, "A Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text)
  6. Leach-Labrador 17, "Gay Spanish Maid" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  7. Creighton-NovaScotia 35, "The Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. Mackenzie 33, "The Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text)
  9. Dibblee/Dibblee, p. 79, "Gay Spanish Maid" (1 text, 1 tune)
  10. DT 560, GAYSPAN
  11. Roud #708
  12. BI, LK16