“The Irish Rover”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963
Keywords: sailor ship talltale humorous disaster wreck

Description

"In the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and six We set sail from the coal quay of Cork." The ship, with too many masts, too strange a crew, and too unusual a cargo, sinks on its own improbabilities; only the singer is left to tell the tall tale

Cross references

References

  1. DT, IRSHROVR*
  2. Roud #4379
  3. BI, DTirshro