“The Bold Benjamin”
Admiral Cole sails for Spain on the Benjamin with five hundred men, to gain silver and gold; he returns with sixty-one men. On their return to Blackwall, mothers and widows lament the lost sailors.
This song is a remake of the black-letter ballad (c. 1679) "The Benjamin's Lamentation for their Sad Loss at Sea, etc." - (PJS)
- Vaughan Williams/Lloyd, p. 23, "The Bold Benjamin" (1 text, 1 tune)
- BBI, ZN464, "Captain Chilver's gone to Sea"
- ADDITIONAL: C. H. Firth, _Publications of the Navy Records Society_ , 1907 (available on Google Books), p. 89, "The Benjamin's Lamentation for their Sad Loss at Sea by Storms and Tempests" (1 text)
- Roud #2632
- BI, VWL023