“Albertina”

Alternate titles: “Skonnert Albertina”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sternvall, _Sang under Segel_)
Keywords: shanty ship wreck
Found in: Scandinavia Britain Germany

Description

Shanty. "Albertina says the story, Albertina's all for glory, Albertina that was the schooner's name, Pump 'er dry." Verses describe loading the ship, sailing away, getting stranded and sinking. Last verse has a maiden weeping for her lost lover.

Notes

Norwegian origin, migrated and translated into Swedish, German, English (at least). - SL

References

  1. Hugill, pp. 327-330, "Albertina" (3 texts [English and Swedish], 2 tunes) [AbrEd pp. 245-246]
  2. DT, ALBRTINA
  3. BI, Hugi327