“Plainte du Capitaine, La (The Captain's Lament)”


French. A wind blows the ship off course. The captain climbs the mainmast and finds the way home but is thrown into the sea. He is sorry to leave his family. At his burial he wants the crew to sing that he died on the deadly sea.


  1. Peacock, pp. 161-162, "La Plainte du Capitaine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea161


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)