Tag Archives: sea

Sailing, Sailing

TITLE: Sailing, Sailing AUTHOR: Godfrey Marks CATEGORY: Author Known, Public Domain KEYWORDS: sailor, sea, ship, home EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1880 (sheet music) James Frederick Swift, who wrote under the pseudonym of Godfrey Marks, was born in Manchester in 1847, became an organist and composer and died in Wallasey, Cheshire, in 1931. The complete lyrics and music are read more »

Golden Vanity, The

TITLE: The Golden Vanity AUTHOR: unknown EARLIEST DATE: c. 1685 (broadside) KEYWORDS: sea, battle, death, promise, lie, abandonment HISTORICAL REFERENCES: c. 1552-1618 – Life of Sir Walter Raleigh (one of whose ships was named “The Sweet Trinity”) Song collector Cecil James Sharp (22 November 1859 – 23 June 1924) was the founding father of the folklore revival in read more »

Yankee Doodle Dandy-O (The Constitution and Guerriere)

TITLE: Yankee Doodle Dandy-O (The Constitution and Guerriere) AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: sea, war, battle, ship EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: Broadside Printed and Sold by John Lane, 1813, a copy in the US Library of Congress, Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 113, Folder 15a. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Aug 19, 1812 – the 44-gun Constitution defeats and captures the 38-gun read more »

Ship That Never Returned, The

TITLE: The Ship That Never Returned AUTHOR: Henry Clay Work CATEGORY: Public Domain, Author Known KEYWORDS: sea, farewell, wreck, disaster EARLIEST DATE: 1865 (sheet music published by Root & Cady of Chicago) The Ship That Never Returned was written by Henry Clay Work (of Grandfather’s Clock and Marching Through Georgia fame) in 1865 and published read more »

Titanic, The

AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (recording, Ernest V. Stoneman) Amazon MP3 KEYWORDS: sea, wreck, family, disaster, death, world history, US history, 20th century HISTORICAL REFERENCES: April 14/15, 1912 – Shortly before midnight, ship’s time, the Titanic strikes an iceberg and begins to sink. Only 711 survivors are found of 2224 people read more »