“Ye Gentlemen of England (I)”


The singer wishes to remind the nobility of the dangers faced by seamen. He cites his own example. A storm off Ram's Head runs nine English ships aground. The largest ship (the Coronation?) loses almost all her crew, and the others are hardly better off

Cross references


  1. Laws K2, "Ye Gentlemen of England I"
  2. Flanders/Olney, pp. 193-195, "You Gentlemen of England Fair" (1 text)
  3. Creighton-NovaScotia 66, "Ye Gentlemen of England" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Colcord, p. 138, "You Gentlemen of England" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
  5. Chappell/Wooldridge II, pp. 47-49, "When the Stormy Winds Do Blow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. cf. BBI, ZN3028, "You Gentleman of England, that lives at home at ease"
  7. DT 555, GENENGLF
  8. Roud #1803
  9. BI, LK02


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1686
Keywords: ship storm sailor
Found in: US(NE) Canada(Mar)