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Thread #166392   Message #4000205
Posted By: Steve Gardham
10-Jul-19 - 03:21 PM
Thread Name: Sea Ballads
Subject: RE: Sea Ballads
Try Googling 'Stow Brow'. There are literally hundreds of ballads on drowned sailors and laments by their wives. 'Ah, my love's dead' dates back to the 17th century and is still sung in folk clubs today albeit in a burlesqued form. Keyword 'drowned'.