“The Wreck of the Fanad Boat”


The boat sets out from Fanad with nineteen aboard "bound for the English harvest." A storm blows up and sinks the boat; fifteen of the nineteen are drowned. The singer lists their names and prays for them


  1. SHenry H602, pp. 107-108, "The Wreck of the Fanad Boat" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10383
  3. BI, HHH602


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: ship storm wreck disaster
Found in: Ireland