“Boston Harbor”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Colcord)
Keywords: ship sailor storm death hardtimes drink children

Description

"From Boston Harbor we set sail, The wind was blowing the devil of a gale." The captain gives cruel orders, curses the sailors, demands drink, and goes to his cabin to avoid the storm. They hope he dies; (when he does, they threaten his son)

References

  1. Colcord, pp. 168-169, "Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Harlow, pp. 155-157, "Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 831-832, "Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT, BSTNMRBR*
  5. Roud #613
  6. BI, BAF831