The Bold Pirate

Title - The Bold Pirate
Contributors - Willie Mathieson
Reporters - Hamish Henderson

Summary - The Bold Princes Royal, en route from London to Cairo, meets a pirate ship, which attempts to persuade her to stop, but the captain hoists full sail and outruns the pursuer.

The contributor learned this song from Geordie Jaffrey, third horseman at Mains of Rhynie, 1909.

Track Duration (h:m:s) - 00:02:27
Date Recorded - 1952.01
Language - English
Genre - Song, Information
Collection - School of Scottish Studies

Track ID - 15759
Original Tape ID - SA1952.005
Original Track ID - SA1952.05.B5 (B15)
Audio Quality - Good
Audio Format - R2R

Classification - GD47; LK29; R528;

Item Notes - Text and music transcribed in the School of Scottish Studies. 7 verses. This text is close to 'The Bold Princess Royal', which is popular on both sides of the Atlantic.
Greig-Duncan vol. 1, pp. 97-99
Willie Mathieson's MSS I:258

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