“The Georgina”


"On the seventeenth of March, my boys, good people you all may know" Georgina leaves Liverpool "all bound for Pernambuco in South America" [fragment; first verse only]


Ranson: Tune is "Thomas Murphy" on p. 98. - BS

Historical references

  • Mar 17, 1844 - Georgina wrecked on Blackwater Bank; twelve of the crew of fourteen are lost (source: Ranson; Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 44)

Same tune

  • cf. "Thomas Murphy" (tune)

Cross references


  1. Ranson, p. 109, "The Georgina" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran109


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1947 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland