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Thread #36776   Message #509966
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
18-Jul-01 - 07:06 PM
Thread Name: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
Subject: RE: Songs about lifeboat disaster, 1886?
I've just had a look round myself and found the song - here's a link to The Warriors of the Sea

And I don't agree with you about it being tripe. It's grandiloquent, and there are lines that might grate with modern sensibilities, but stick a good tune to it and it's got some power I reckon. I think the oral tradition might well have done great things with it.