“Bold Manan the Pirate”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1916
Keywords: pirate homicide sea
Found in: US(MW) Canada(Mar,Newf) Ireland


The pirate Bold (Manning/Manan) captures a merchant ship. To prevent the sailors from fighting over a young woman found on board, Manning kills her. But (the next day) Manning encounters a warship and the pirate ship is sunk


  1. Laws D15, "Bold Manan the Pirate"
  2. Peacock, pp. 848-851, "William Craig and Bold Manone" (1 texts, 2 tunes)
  3. Ranson, pp. 59-61, "Manning, The Pirate" (1 text)
  4. Doerflinger, pp. 139-141, "Bold Manning" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. DT 752, BLDMANAN
  6. Roud #673
  7. BI, LD15