The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136851 Message #3130124
Posted By: Steve Gardham
06-Apr-11 - 06:19 PM
Thread Name: Royal Oak/Turkish Man of War/Cpt Mansfield's Fight
Subject: RE: Origins: Turkish man of war
Thanks for the offer but as it's a fairly scarce song I'll wait and see if it is derived from one of the 8 or so sources I have. Nova Scotia, southern England and Maine, in the main, or even on the main.
The Scottish broadside has 9 stanzas but there are extra stanzas in some of the oral versions so I doubt if the Scottish one is the original.