“George Jones”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Mackenzie)
Keywords: ship mutiny execution farewell
Found in: Canada(Mar)


George Jones, of County Clare, tells the account of the Saladin mutiny. The mutineers kill the Captain and others of the crew, then are shipwrecked. Jones bids farewell and awaits execution


For details on the Saladin Mutiny, see the notes to "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19]. - RBW

[Regarding the version in Creighton-SNewBrunswick]: Roud makes this "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19] but only the first verse belongs to that ballad. - BS

Historical references

Cross references


  1. Laws D20, "George Jones"
  2. Peacock, pp. 887-888, "The Saladin Mutiny" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton-NovaScotia 110, "George Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 113, "George Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Mackenzie 112, "George Jones" (1 text)
  6. DT 353, SLDNMTNY*
  7. Roud #1817
  8. BI, LD20