Collected by Billy Whitfield and Steve Butler For M. C. Parler
Sung by Mr. Otis Williams Wesley, Arkansas December 27, 1959
Reel 328, Item 9
Gayly she losed her cobbels, Joyfully rang her bell,
Little they thought that in an hour 'Twould ring so sad a knell
Lost on the Lady Elgin,
Sleeping to wake no more, Numbered among the three hundred Who failed to reach the shore.
Parents for children calling, Children for parents gone,
Children who sleep at evening, Orphans awoke at morn.
Women for husbands calling,
Husbands for missing wives,
Such were the ties deserved By those three hundred lives.
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