“The Captain's Lady (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Peacock)
Keywords: captivity return escape sea ship slavery Black(s) rescue
Found in: Canada(Newf)


Small boats land in Wild Bay among Blacks; the crews, including the captain's lady, are captured, stripped, and driven. Joseph, a Black slave crewman, saves them. He is freed, and the captain's lady returns safely to London.


Not to be confused with the Burns fragment of the same name. - RBW


  1. Peacock, pp. 775-776, "The Captain's Lady" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9799
  3. BI, Pea775