“Corbitt's Barkentine”


On Aug. 30, 1883, the Corbitt begins her voyage. One of the crew moans about being assigned to such a vessel. The captain makes sure she sails with all possible speed. Passing many ships, she reaches the Indies, Boston, and Nova Scotia


This song is item dD43 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW

Historical references

  • c. 1875-1890 - Career of the fast triangle-trader "George E. Corbitt"


  1. Doerflinger, pp. 189-191, "Corbitt's Barkentine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4086
  3. BI, Doe189


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937
Keywords: ship travel
Found in: Canada(Mar)