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Thread #56447   Message #883156
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
05-Feb-03 - 11:45 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Captain Ward
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Captain Ward
Roud 224

The text quoted in the DT from The Scottish Folksinger is, as has already been noted, that sent to Gavin Greig by Lizzie Crichton in 1908 (Greig-Duncan 39A). The tune is from Alexander Robb of New Deer, who had only two verses, which he called Wallace and the Red Reiver (Greig-Duncan 39B).

Why lie ye here at anchor,
Ye muckle coordy thief?
Why lie ye here at anchor,
An' keep oor King in grief?

He has manned a bonnie ship,
And a ship o' muckle fame,
Called her the Flyin' Rainbow,
The Rainbow was her name.

The Greig-Duncan Folk Song Collection, I, 1981, No.39, p.88