“Ye Gentlemen of England (I)”
Earliest date: 1686
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar)
The singer wishes to remind the nobility of the dangers faced by seamen. He cites his own example. A storm off Ram's Head runs nine English ships aground. The largest ship (the Coronation?) loses almost all her crew, and the others are hardly better off
- Laws K2, "Ye Gentlemen of England I"
- Flanders/Olney, pp. 193-195, "You Gentlemen of England Fair" (1 text)
- Creighton-NovaScotia 66, "Ye Gentlemen of England" (1 text, 1 tune)
- Colcord, p. 138, "You Gentlemen of England" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
- Chappell/Wooldridge II, pp. 47-49, "When the Stormy Winds Do Blow" (1 text, 1 tune)
- cf. BBI, ZN3028, "You Gentleman of England, that lives at home at ease"
- DT 555, GENENGLF
- Roud #1803
- BI, LK02