The Golden Vanity
Date 22 September 1970
Track ID 67912
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1970.245

Original Tape ID

SA1970.245

Summary

Discussion and performance of a ballad about a cabin boy who sinks a Spanish privateer with an auger in exchange for promises of wealth and the hand of the skipper's daughter. The captain goes back on his word and shoots the boy instead of picking him up from the sea. The crew bury the boy at sea.

Recited then sung.

Item Notes

The beginning is prompted.

Recording Location

County - Shetland

Parish - Fetlar

Island - Fetlar

Language

English

Genre

Song

Collection

SoSS

Classification

R122; GD37; C286;