“Bay of Biscay, Oh (Ye Gentlemen of England II) (The Stormy Winds Did Blow)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
Keywords: sea ship storm
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

The singer's ship and the Rameley set out from Spithead. The two ships are separated by a storm in the Bay of Biscay. The Rameley, arriving at Gibraltar, reports the other ship lost, but at last it comes in, having lost mast, captain, and ten crewmembers

Notes

Not to be confused with the lover's-ghost-returned song "Bay of Biscay." - (PJS)

Creighton-NovaScotia: Also not to be confused with "[The] Bay of Biscay [O]" ["Loud roared the dreadful thunder"] by Andrew Cherry about a disabled ship rescued. - BS

Cross references

References

  1. Laws K3, "Bay of Biscay, Oh (Ye Gentlemen of England II) (The Stormy Winds Did Blow)"
  2. Creighton-NovaScotia 52, "Bay of Biscay Oh" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT 399, BAYBISC*
  4. Roud #524
  5. BI, LK03