“The Loss of the Druid”


The Druid is "a schooner of fame" -- for the wrong reasons; "Jimmy Jackson, her owner, a miser was he, Too greedy to fit out his vessel for sea." A storm blows up, the mainmast is lost, the pumps don't work, and "the water she made was dreadful to see"


This song is item dD37 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW

Historical references

  • 1878 - Loss of the Druid while en route from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to the West Indies


  1. Doerflinger, p. 195, "The Loss of the Druid" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4082
  3. BI, Doe195


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951
Keywords: ship storm wreck humorous
Found in: Canada(Mar)