“The Irish Sailor Boy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1920 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: drowning sea ship wreck sailor disaster death
Found in: Canada(Newf)


"'My parents raised me tenderly, I being their only joy, When my first stroll I took to roam,' Cried the Irish sailor b'y" The captain and eleven of a crew of twenty four survive a ship wreck and land in St Peter's, Newfoundland


  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 128, "The Irish Sailor Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6347
  3. BI, GrMa128