“Plainte du Capitaine, La (The Captain's Lament)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Keywords: foreignlanguage death sea ship storm children mother wife sailor mourning separation funeral
Found in: Canada(Newf)


French. A wind blows the ship off course. The captain climbs the mainmast and finds the way home but is thrown into the sea. He is sorry to leave his family. At his burial he wants the crew to sing that he died on the deadly sea.


  1. Peacock, pp. 161-162, "La Plainte du Capitaine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea161