“The Schooner Kandahar”


The Kandahar's trip starts out happily, but then the vessel springs a small leak and runs into a smallpox epidemic. Despite a threat of quarantine, the ship reaches the Indies, then has a quiet trip back to Nova Scotia


This song is item dD42 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW

Historical references

  • 1896 - Voyage of the Kandahar


  1. Doerflinger, pp. 196-198, "The Schooner Kandahar" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #4085
  3. BI, Doe196


Author: Sepley Collin
Earliest date: 1931
Keywords: ship sea disease
Found in: Canada(Mar)