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Posted By: GUEST
13-Mar-02 - 04:07 PM
Thread Name: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Subject: RE: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
The song is #11 in 'The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection', vol. 1. In the notes it is said that the ship, commanded by Captain Gibbon, was lost in 1819. Variant I was communicated by John Ord, who later published a fuller version in 'Bothy Songs and Ballads', 1930, with Gibbon(s) the captain in both his texts.