“On Board the Bugaboo”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1965 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: canal commerce ship fire storm wreck humorous talltale sailor
Found in: Ireland

Description

Singer joins the Bugaboo at the James's Street canal. They "plow the raging surf ... to get a full load of turf." In a storm the captain, smoking in bed, starts a fire. The helmsman, asleep, lets the fire burn. The ship sinks with 1000 sods and 60000 men

Cross references

References

  1. OLochlainn-More 17A, "On Board the Bugaboo" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9775
  3. BI, OLcM017A