“The Isle of Man Shore (The Quay of Dundocken; The Desolate Widow)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1883 (Smith/Hatt)
Keywords: ship storm family begging shore travel drowning sea wreck baby father husband wife
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar,Newf)

Description

The singer and her family set out for Liverpool. A storm strikes; the passengers abandon the ship. The boats are swamped; Willie sees his wife (the singer) ashore, but is lost trying to save his father. The singer and her children must turn to begging

References

  1. Laws K7, "The Isle of Man Shore (The Quay of Dundocken; The Desolate Widow)"
  2. Greenleaf/Mansfield 104, "The Quay of Dundocken" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Peacock, pp. 486-487, "Willie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Smith/Hatt, pp. 89-91, "The Desolate Widow" (1 text)
  5. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 106-107, "The Quays of Belfast" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. DT 818,ISLEMAN
  7. Roud #525
  8. BI, LK07