“Wreck of the Enterprise (Machrihanish Bay)”


The singer recalls the storm of March 4, [18?]37. The Enterprise sails out from Peru and approaches Britain. The captain's wife calculates the position, but the ship runs aground. The crew drowns, while the folk on shore gather riches


  1. SHenry H558, pp. 106-107, "The Wreck of the Enterprise" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9041
  3. BI, HHH558


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: death ship wreck
Found in: Ireland