“Thomas Murphy”


Thomas Murphy ships on The Dolphin from Liverpool to Africa. On the way home the ship springs a leak, and the crew escape in long boats. "But when our boat she struck the shore she was burst in by a wave." Of fourteen, twelve, including Murphy, are lost.

Cross references


  1. Ranson, pp. 98-99, "Thomas Murphy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7356
  3. BI, Ran098


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1946 (Ranson)
Found in: Ireland