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Thread #23468   Message #260847
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
19-Jul-00 - 01:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Bold Benjamin
Subject: RE: The Bold Benjamin
Its' a traditional version of a late 17th century broadside ballad commencing "Captain Chilver's gone to sea". The ballad is entitled "The Benjamin's Lamentation for their sad loss at Sea, by Storms and Tempests", 15 verses. See ZN464 in the broadside ballad index at