“The Falcon (I)”


The Falcon sets out with 35 passengers. The ship is near home when the wind blows up. The engine fails and the ship runs aground. The singer recalls the dead and pities the widows and orphans

Historical references

  • Jan 5, 1868 - Reported date of the Falcon wreck


  1. SHenry H95, p. 107, "The Falcon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9042
  3. BI, HHH095


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: death wreck ship storm
Found in: Ireland