“Captain Thompson”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: emigration separation sea ship ordeal Canada Ireland family
Found in: Ireland


The singer boards Captain Thompson's ship Fame to America. They escape stormy seas and "a mount of ice" off Newfoundland and land safely at Quebec. He thinks of Ireland and hopes to see his family again "and live together peacefully in love and liberty"


  1. OLochlainn-More 72A, "Captain Thompson" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2373
  3. BI, OLcM072A