“The Montague”


"The Montague packet left Wexford at ten, With a fine stock of cattle and a fine crew of men, Hee Ho, Heave away, ho." Montague gets stuck in the sand and the cargo is lost: two cows, six sheep, a goat, and a sow.


Possibly Montagu, a Liverpool steamship [which] "struck the bar at Wexford" April 25, 1878 (source: Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 51). - BS


  1. Ranson, p. 27, "The Montague" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7355
  3. BI, Ran027


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1943 (Ranson)
Keywords: sea ship wreck animal
Found in: Ireland