“The Orphan Girl (III)”


The ship Orphan Girl, out of London for Liverpool "with her cargo of cement," is "stranded on a place called Sea-field shore...; four of her crew were saved." A heroic boy is lost, the captain is cowardly, "but we may blame the Coast-guards."


Ranson: Tune is "Alfred D. Snow" on p. 116. - BS

Historical references

  • Oct 22, 1881: "... schooner Orphan Girl ... wrecked at Ballymoney"; the crew were rescued. (source: Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 45)

Cross references

  • cf. "The Alfred D. Snow" (tune)


  1. Ranson, pp. 64-65, "The Orphan Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Ran064


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