Collected and transcribed by Mary Celestia Parler
Sung by Mrs. Allie Long Parker
Hog Scald Holler, Arkansas April 6, 1958
Reel 299, Item 3
ALP:...he said that that was the only song that he ever heared his mother sing, and that was all that he could remember.
MCP: Did he have a name for it?
ALP: Not that I remember.
(Child 289 Fragment)
Three times around turned our noble ship And it sank to the bottom of the sea.
ALP: His mother was married to a sea-captain, captain on a ship, the first time, and it’s probably a song that she learned from him, I don’t know.
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