“The Rathaspeck Boys”

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

Description

Thomas Power and James Kehoe from Rathaspeck had "gained an honest livelihood by toiling on the land." They take a boat out in Wexford Harbour "to pass away their evening, engaged by line and hook." They can not swim and drown when their boat capsizes.

References

  1. Ranson, pp. 68-69, "The Rathaspeck Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran068