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Thread #2169   Message #434092
Posted By: Margo
05-Apr-01 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Admiral Benbow
Subject: RE: Admiral Benbow lyrics
I have this exact version done by Lou Killen. You've clarified a couple of words for me, thanks! This is a great piece for Concertina. I do it that way

I read that while Admiral Benbow did indeed die of his wounds, he lived long enough to see Kirkby hang. The song makes it sound like he died on board after the battle. Poetic license...