Tag Archives: pirate

Demon of the Seas

TITLE: Demon of the Sea AUTHOR: Unknown, possibly an anonymous London street author, identified only by the initials J.H. CATEGORY: Public Domain, Parlor Song KEYWORDS: Death, Fight, Navy, Pirate EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1847 (Journal of William Histed of the Cortes) About fourteen years ago [1833] I tried to make a shilling or two by selling read more »

Captain Kidd

TITLE: Captain Kidd AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Public Domain, Traditional KEYWORDS: execution, gallows, confession, pirate EARLIEST DATE: 1701 (broadside) HISTORICAL REFERENCES:  In 1689 William Kidd was sailing as a legal pirate for Great Britain against the French in the West Indies and off the coast of the United States. In London in 1695, he received a royal commission to read more »