“George Jones”


George Jones, of County Clare, tells the account of the Saladin mutiny. The mutineers kill the Captain and others of the crew, then are shipwrecked. Jones bids farewell and awaits execution


For details on the Saladin Mutiny, see the notes to "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19]. - RBW

[Regarding the version in Creighton-SNewBrunswick]: Roud makes this "Charles Augustus (or Gustavus) Anderson" [Laws D19] but only the first verse belongs to that ballad. - BS

Historical references

  • 1844 - the former pirate Fielding convinces part of the crew of the "Saladin" to mutiny against the harsh Captain Mackenzie. The conspirators then turn against Fielding; they are taken and executed after the ship is wrecked off Halifax

Cross references


  1. Laws D20, "George Jones"
  2. Peacock, pp. 887-888, "The Saladin Mutiny" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton-NovaScotia 110, "George Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 113, "George Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Mackenzie 112, "George Jones" (1 text)
  6. DT 353, SLDNMTNY*
  7. Roud #1817
  8. BI, LD20


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Mackenzie)
Found in: Canada(Mar)