“The Orphan Girl (III)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1947 (Ranson)
Keywords: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor
Found in: Ireland


The ship Orphan Girl, out of London for Liverpool "with her cargo of cement," is "stranded on a place called Sea-field shore...; four of her crew were saved." A heroic boy is lost, the captain is cowardly, "but we may blame the Coast-guards."


Ranson: Tune is "Alfred D. Snow" on p. 116. - BS

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Cross references


  1. Ranson, pp. 64-65, "The Orphan Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran064