“The Bold Pirate”


A British ship is overhauled by pirates. Though outnumbered, the sailors beat off the pirates. A broadside prevents the pirate's escape. The pirate ship is hauled back to England, and the sailors are made rich by the spoils


  • Bodleian, Firth c.12(64), "The Bold Pirate," J. Scott (Pittenweem), 19C


  1. Laws K30, "The Bold Pirate"
  2. Creighton/Senior, pp. 229-230, "Pirate Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Creighton-Maritime, pp. 150-151, "On the Twenty-First of May" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 128-130, "The Bold Pirate" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. DT 411, BOLDPRT
  6. Roud #984
  7. BI, LK30


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1950 (Creighton/Senior); 19C (broadside, Bodleian Firth c.12(64))
Keywords: pirate ship money fight
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar)