“The Middlesex Flora”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1946 (Ranson)
Keywords: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor shore
Found in: Ireland Britain(Scotland)


Bound from London in a storm, "the proud waves did beat her to staves, her name was The Middlesex Flora, and they did sweep our men to the deep." Strangers on the coast pick up the rich cargo. Captain James Bell and the lost crew of thirteen are named.

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  1. Ranson, pp. 72-74, "The Middlesex Flora" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3810
  3. BI, Ran072