Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Weasel Books Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade (44) RE: Folklore: How Barbary Pirates Learned Their Trade 13 Dec 04


The Tannahill Weavers perform an excelent Captain Ward (gae hame, gae hame, ye tinker, and tell your king from me, he may reign upon his dry land but I'll be king upon sea).

Burl Ives has the ballad in one of his books, which I can't find right now.

Sabatini based a large part of the Sea Hawk on Captain Ward's exploits. Was wondering if the lyrics couldn't be fiddled a bit to make a theme song.

The Barbary Corsairs raided all over Europe for hundreds of years, including the British Isles (some claim Sweden too), until the 18th century, then they were mostly a menace to Italy and Mediterranean shipping.

C. S. Forrester wrote a history on the American wars against them which is a good introduction.


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.